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.
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