The Anzac Experience
This is a new edition of a lauded history of the evolution of New Zealand, Australian and Canadian forces in the First World War, drawing on material from the South African War through to the Western Front. The previous edition (2004) was shortlisted for Montana Book Awards 2005.
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||5 April 2016 by Oratia Media
||Paperback, New edition
||By Pugsley, Christopher
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||World War, 1914-1918 - New Zealand, World War, 1914-1918 - Australia
Description of this Book
This gripping book captures the evolution by trial and error of the New Zealand army, alongside those of Australia and Canada, from the Boer War in South Africa to the involvement in the First World War. It tells the story of citizen soldiers becoming professional as they learned the lessons of the Gallipoli landings and applied these to the Western Front in France and Flanders. By trial and error these colonial forces became the fighting elite in the British Armies in France.
Richly illustrated with historical photographs and plentiful maps, The Anzac Experience blends social analysis and military history. In its research and writing, Christopher Pugsley walked every New Zealand battlefield on Gallipoli and the Western Front.
Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings
Runner-up for Montana Book Awards 2005
||"The Anzac Experience is one of the best works of Australasian military history I have ever read'
- Allan Converse, 'The Journal of Military History'
Christopher Pugsley is the author of numerous military histories, principally about the First and Second World Wars. He is a specialist on Gallipoli and the Western Front. A retired Lieutenant-Colonel in the New Zealand Army, he has a lecturer in military studies at universities in New Zealand and Australia, and retired in 2012 as a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Among his recent works are 'Sandhurst: A Tradition of Leadership' and 'Operation Cobra' (Battle Zone Normandy).