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Craig Stockings

Craig Stockings is currently working as the Official Historian of Australian Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, and Australian Peacekeeping Operations in East Timor. Prior to this appointment, he was a professor of history at UNSW Canberra. His areas of academic interest concern general and Australian military history and operational analysis. Craig has published a wide range of scholarly articles, book chapters and books in the field. Most notably these include a history of the army cadet movement in Australia, The Torch and the Sword (2007); a study of the First Libyan Campaign in North Africa 1940–41, Bardia: Myth, Reality and the Heirs of Anzac (2009); a reinterpretation of the German invasion of Greece in 1941, Swastika over the Acropolis (2013, with Associate Professor Eleanor Hancock); and most recently Britannia’s Shield: Lieutenant-General Sir Edward Hutton and Late Victorian Imperial Defence (2015). He has also edited a number of books, including Zombie Myths of Australian Military History (2010), Anzac’s Dirty Dozen: 12 Myths of Australian Military History (2012) and Before the Anzac Dawn (2013, with Dr John Connor).

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.