Author(s): Christopher Pugsley
This gripping illustrated history 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 involvement in the First World War. In its research and writing, Christopher Pugsley walked every New Zealand battlefield on Gallipoli and the Western Front.
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 one of New Zealand's leading military historians. A retired Lieutenant-Colonel in the New Zealand Army, he was a lecturer in military studies in New Zealand and Australia, and retired in 2012 as a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. Among his recent works are the fifth edition of Gallipoli: The New Zealand Story and A Bloody Road Home: World War Two and New Zealand's Heroic Second Division. He is historical director of the 'Gallipoli: The Scale of Our War' exhibition at Te Papa, Wellington, which is attracting record-breaking crowds.
Abbreviations 8Note to the 2016 Edition 10Introduction 111. New Zealand, Australia and ANZAC 192. The Empire at War in South Africa, 1899-1902 383. At the Empire's Call: New Zealand Expeditionary ForcePlanning 1901-1918 514. The Inevitable Gallipoli Campaign 715. The New Zealanders at Anzac 866. The New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade in Sinai andPalestine 1916-18 1197. 'Flotsam on the fringe of hell': Discipline and Morale in the NZEF 1488. Learning from the Canadian Corps on the Western Front 1659. Russell and Monash: Two ANZAC Divisional Commanderson the Western Front 20410. The First AIF: More than larrikins but less than perfect? 24511. The 'Diggers' in 1918 278Epilogue 300Notes 314Bibliography 331Index 341