Australia ignores lessons from WWII.

The past may be a different country but has well-trodden paths and byways.

In 1938 politically peripatetic Winston Churchill seemed a lone voice against British PM Neville Chamberlain’s attempted appeasement with Hitler.

Churchill, seen by some as a warmonger out of touch with reality, had variously belonged to the Conservatives and the Liberals though like Australian politician Billy Hughes, drew the line at one party, in his case Labour.

Churchill warned against the Axis powers who were, he argued, rearming in contravention of the Treaty of Versailles post World War I.

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