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The Anzac Experience

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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ISBN 9780947506001
Published 5 April 2016 by Oratia Media
Format Paperback, New edition
Author(s) By Pugsley, Christopher
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ISBN-13 9780947506001
ISBN-10 0947506004
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Oratia Media
Imprint Oratia Books
Publication Date 5 April 2016
International Publication Date 23 March 2016
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Paperback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Pugsley, Christopher
Category Award Winning
World History: First World War
Australasian & Pacific History
Military History
Battles & Campaigns
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
New Zealand & Related
Number of Pages 356
Dimensions Width: 170mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 25mm
Weight 752g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress World War, 1914-1918 - New Zealand, World War, 1914-1918 - Australia
NBS Text Military History
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 940.393
Catalogue Code 654607

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.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

Awards Runner-up for Montana Book Awards 2005
NZ Review "The Anzac Experience is one of the best works of Australasian military history I have ever read'
- Allan Converse, 'The Journal of Military History'

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Author's Bio

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).

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