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Craig Stockings

Professor Craig Stockings is the Official Historian of Australian Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor. Craig is a graduate of both the Australian Defence Force Academy, and the Royal Military College, Duntroon. As an infantry officer he served in a range of regimental appointments within the 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, and deployed with INTERFET to East Timor in 1999–2000. Craig holds a First Class Honours Degree in History, Masters qualifications in International Relations and Education, and a PhD in History. Concurrent with his appointment as Official Historian, he is a Professor of History at the University of New South Wales (Canberra). Stockings’ books include The Torch and the Sword: A History of the Army Cadet Movement in Australia; a study of the First Libyan Campaign in North Africa 1940–41, Bardia: Myth, Reality and the Heirs of Anzac; Swastika Over the Acropolis: Re-interpreting the Nazi Invasion of Greece in World War II (with Associate Professor Eleanor Hancock); Letters from the Veldt: The Imperial Advance to Pretoria Through the Eyes of Edward Hutton and His Brigade of Colonials; and, more recently, Britannia’s Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and Late Victorian Imperial Defence.

Books from this author
Zombie Myths of Australian Military History
Edited by Craig Stockings
April 2010
The Shadow Men
April 2017
Australian military history is full of heroes – big names that loom large in the public memory of the nation's wartime experiences, like Monash, Chauvel, Jacka and Blamey.
Born of Fire and Ash: Australian operations in response to the East Timor crisis 1999–2000
December 2022
The first volume in the landmark Official History of Australian Operations in Iraq, Afghanistan and East Timor, Born of Fire and Ash is an honest, challenging and compelling account of the 1999–2000 East Timor crisis and Australia’s response to it.