Prof Peter Stanley of UNSW Canberra is one of Australia’s most active military social historians. Formerly the Principal Historian at the Australian War Memorial, where he worked from 1980 to 2007, he has published over 30 books, mainly in Australian military history, but also in the military history of British India. His bookBad Characters: Sex, Crime, Mutiny, Murder and the Australian Imperial Force was jointly awarded the Prime Minister’s Prize for History in 2011. His recent books include Die in Battle, Do not Despair, the first-ever study of the Indian contribution to Gallipoli and his forthcoming book will be ‘Terriers’ in India: British Territorials 1914-19, the first-ever book on their experience in India. He is a frequent commentator on war experience and memory in the media.