Professor Robin Prior biography

Professor Robin Prior is Visiting Professorial Fellow at the University of Adelaide. He was Head of the School of History from 1998 to 2004, and Foundation Head of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences from 2004 to 2007, at the University of New South Wales, Australian Defence Force Academy, where he taught modern history for 22 years.

He has published widely on the First World War, including six acclaimed books: Command on the Western Front: the military career of General Sir Henry Rawlinson 1914-1918 (published in 1992); Passchendaele: the untold story (1996); The Somme (2005), and an illustrated history, The First World War (1999), all with Professor Trevor Wilson. Robin was an editor and a major contributor to The Oxford Companion to Australian Military History (1995, second edition 2008); and a contributor to the three-volume Cambridge History of the First World War, edited by Jay Winter (2014). His most recent books are, Gallipoli: The End of the Myth (2009), and When Britain Saved the West: the story of 1940 (Yale University Press, 2015). He is currently working on a book on Britain in Two World Wars.