There’s a scene in the epic movie “Patton”, where the namesake’s character walks along the plains of the ancient battlefields of Carthage in Africa and says, “I was here”, believing himself reincarnated as a great leader. As I sit at the end of what’s been an exhausting day for Victoria, Australia’s second-most populous State, and its capital city Melbourne, I can see scenes in my mind’s eye of families crowded around wood panelled radios in World War 2, as the BBC relayed the latest news of German successes in France foreboding the imminent threat of the Nazi menace for the British Isles. I can hear the laughter of the comedy programming, the musical crescendos of the radio plays, and the odd rap on the…