Christopher Pugsley

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Christopher Pugsley
Coleman and Pugsley in Belgium 2012 Flickr 6819489341.jpg
Pugsley (left) with New Zealand Minister of Defence Jonathon Coleman (right) at the Buttes New British Cemetery New Zealand Memorial, Belgium, February 2012
Born 1947
Awards Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit (2015)
Academic background
Alma mater University of Waikato (PhD)
Academic work
Institutions Royal Military Academy Sandhurst
University of New England
Victoria University of Wellington
Main interests Military history
Imperial and Commonwealth history
New Zealand

Christopher Pugsley ONZM (born 1947) is a New Zealand military historian.

Career[edit]

He became interested in writing in 1984 when, as a career army officer, he authored a book and worked on a television documentary about New Zealand's involvement in the Gallipoli campaign. In 1987, he left his position of infantry lieutenant colonel to dedicate himself to a new career as historian. In 1994, he became Writing Fellow at the Victoria University of Wellington. He then taught at University of New England, Australia from 1996 to 1999. Until 2014 he was Senior Lecturer in War Studies[1] at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and Adjunct Senior Fellow[2] at New Zealand's University of Canterbury.

During the 1990s he wrote a series of detailed articles called "Walking the Waikato Wars",in the now defunct New Zealand Defence Quarterly, in which he visited each Waikato Battle site and reviewed each battle through the eyes of a modern professional military officer using photographs and maps to illustrate events.

His primary area of interest is 20th-century New Zealand, Australian, Canadian and British Commonwealth military history, with particular focus on Gallipoli, and the Western Front.

He is published as Chris Pugsley and Christopher Pugsley.

Publications[edit]

  • Pugsley, C A Bloody Road Home: World War Two and New Zealand's Heroic Second Division (2014: Penguin) ISBN 978-0-143-57189-6
  • Pugsley, C. & Holdsworth, A; Sandhurst: A Tradition of Leadership (2005: Third Millennium) ISBN 978-1-903942-39-0
  • Pugsley, C. Operation Cobra (Battle Zone Normandy) (2004: Sutton) ISBN 978-0-7509-3015-4
  • Pugsley, C. From Emergency to Confrontation: The New Zealand Armed Forces in Malaya and Borneo 1949–1966 (2003: OUP Australia and New Zealand) ISBN 978-0-19-558453-0
  • Pugsley, C. The Anzac Experience: New Zealand, Australia and Empire in the First World War (2001: Reed New Zealand) ISBN 978-0-7900-0941-4
  • Pugsley, C. Anzac: The New Zealanders at Gallipoli (2000: Reed New Zealand) ISBN 978-1-86948-838-3
  • Pugsley, C. & Moses, J. The German Empire and Britain's Pacific Dominions (2000: Regina) ISBN 978-1-930053-00-7
  • Pugsley, C. The Anzacs at Gallipoli: A Story for Anzac Day (1999: Reed New Zealand) ISBN 978-1869488154
  • Pugsley, C. Gallipoli: the New Zealand Story (1998: Reed New Zealand) ISBN 978-0-7900-0585-0
  • Pugsley, C. Scars on the heart: Two centuries of New Zealand at war (1996: Auckland Museum) ISBN 978-1-86953-301-4
  • Pugsley, C. Te Hokowhitu a Tu: the Maori Pioneer Battalion in the First World War (1995: Reed New Zealand) ISBN 978-0-7900-0439-6
  • Pugsley, C. On the Fringe of Hell (1991: Hodder & Stoughton) ISBN 978-0-340-53321-5

Notes and references[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Pugsley, C. "With the Otago Mounted Rifles on the Western Front, Chapter 9: The Troopers Tale – The History of the Otago Mounted Rifles (2012: Turnbull Ross Publishing) ISBN 978-0-473-20462-4

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