and presented by
The Rt Hon. R.G. MENZIES
"Menzies and Curtin
in World War II"
broadcast essays in this volume were delivered weekly during
1942. Some of them deal with matters of permanent interest
while others are dated by passing events. They have represented
a serious attempt to clarify my own mind and assist listeners
on questions which emerge in the changing currents of war.
In a sense, within the acute limits of time and space, they
represent a summarized political philosophy to which many thousands
have been interested enough to listen and which hundreds of
listeners-in have asked me to publish.
should perhaps be stated that their preparation and delivery have
been a purely voluntary contribution on my part to the solution
of contemporary problems. I am indebted to Station 2UE, Sydney,
and its associated stations in Victoria and Queensland, for their
courtesy in enabling this to be done; and to Messrs Robertson and
Mullens Ltd of Melbourne for having published and circulated at
their own cost the broadcast “The Forgotten People”,
which gives its name to this book.”