10 Aug 2014

Christopher Pugsley on military history

From Writers and Readers Festivals

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Christopher Pugsley.

Christopher Pugsley’s interest in writing was sparked when, as a career army officer, he authored a book on New Zealand’s involvement in the Gallipoli campaign. He resigned from the military shortly after in order to dedicate himself to a new career as a historian and became, among other things, a consultant to Maurice Shadbolt for Once on Chunuk Bair. Most recently, Pugsley has taught military history at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and led field trips to the battlefields of Europe.

Christopher Pugsley talks with John McCrystal about his career, the business of writing about the First World War, and it contemporary resonances.