Photo of Dr David Sutton
Photo of Dr David Sutton

Dr David Sutton


Dr David Sutton began working as a historian in the Military History Section at the Australian War Memorial in 2017 having previously taught twentieth century history and politics, and world history in the early modern period at the University of Wollongong. His doctoral research focused on Operations Barbarossa and Typhoon in the Second World War, in particular, German Army Group Centre’s drive towards Moscow in 1941.

David conducts research into Australia’s involvement in the Second World War, researches and writes Last Post Ceremony biographies, and is on the editorial committee of Wartime. He is the historical adviser for the upcoming Australian War Memorial exhibition The courage for peace, which focuses on Australian peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.

Articles by Dr David Sutton

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For many young men, the outbreak of the First World War represented an opportunity for adventure. Read the story of the Callaghan brothers.