The Anzac Experience
New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War
Author: Christopher Pugsley
ISBN: 978-0-947506-00-1
RRP: $49.99
Specs: 240 x 170 mm portrait, PB, 356 pp, b&w, 60 photos
Published: 6 April 2016  OUT OF STOCK, REVISED EDITION DUE MARCH 2025

The Book:
The Anzac Experience is one of the best works of Australasian military history I have ever read’
– The Journal of Military History

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