That first Anzac Day in 1915, Australians fought alongside New Zealanders and the British across a peninsula called Gallipoli thrust at the heart of the Ottoman Empire in World War 1. It was a good strategy with a sound purpose. But political incompetence turned it into a disaster. Anzac Day 1941, Australians fought alongside Indians and the British at a Libyan port called Tobruk where by miracle they held up Rommel’s German Afrika Korps on its way to Egypt and the Suez Canal. Their actions set the stage for Nazi Germany’s first defeat in World War 2. But political incompetence saw that sacrifice paid in vain. Anzac Day 1942, Australians did not yet know it, but just months away they would fight alongside Indians,…