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The ANZAC experience : New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War

Author: Christopher Pugsley
Publisher: Auckland [N.Z.] : Reed Pub., 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Anzac Experience strips away the myth of the Anzacs being natural soldiers who only had to pick up a rifle to be superb fighters in battle. It tells the gripping story of New Zealanders, Australians and Canadians at war - from the Boer war in South Africa to the Empire's involvement in the cataclysmic struggle of 1914-1918. This is the story of citizen armies becoming professional as they learned the lessons of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher Pugsley
ISBN: 0790009412 9780790009414
OCLC Number: 56521474
Awards: Montana New Zealand Book Awards 2005 Finalist.
Description: 356 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: New Zealand, Australia and ANZAC --
The Empire at war in South Africa, 1899-1902 --
At the Empire's call : New Zealand Expeditionary Force planning, 1901-1902 --
The inevitable Gallipoli campaign --
The New Zealanders at Anzac --
The New Zealand Mounted Rifles Brigade in Sinai and Palestine, 1916-18 --
'Flotsam on the fringe of hell' : discipline and morale in the NZEF --
Learning from the Canadian Corps on the Western Front --
Russell and Monash : two ANZAC divisional commanders on the Western Front --
The First AIF : more than larrikins but less than perfect? --
The 'Diggers' in 1918.
Other Titles: Australian and New Zealand Army Corps experience
Responsibility: Christopher Pugsley.

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The gripping story of Australians, New Zealanders and Canadians at war - from the Boer War in South Africa to the cataclysmic struggle of the First World War.  Read more...

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