Gordon Corrigan

Gordon Corrigan

Gordon Corrigan

Commissioned from The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1962, Gordon Corrigan was an officer of the Royal Gurkha Rifles before retiring from the Army in 1998. He served mainly in the Far East, but also in Berlin, Cyprus, Belize and Northern Ireland. His last appointment was Commanding Officer of the Gurkha Centre in Hampshire. He is now a military historian. His television appearances include The Gurkhas, Napoleon’s Waterloo and Battlefield Detectives, and so far he has presented five series on various aspects of military history. He conducts military history study tours in France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Holland, Spain, Portugal, India, Nepal, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya and Tunisia and is a regular lecturer on cruises with Noble Caledonia. He has lectured in the United States and is an Honorary Research Fellow of the Universities of Birmingham and Kent, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society, a Member of the British Commission for Military History and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers. His hobbies are fox-hunting, long lunches and the Times crossword, not necessarily in that order.

He is the author of:


Sepoys in the Trenches, The Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914 – 1915,       (Spellmount, 1999)

Wellington, A Military Life, (Hambledon & London, 2001)

Mud, Blood and Poppycock: Britain and the First World War (Cassell & Co, 2003)

Loos 1915, The Unwanted Battle (Spellmount, 2006)

Blood, Sweat and Arrogance – And The Myths of Churchill’s War (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006)

The Second World War – A Military History (Atlantic books, 2010)

A Great and Glorious Adventure – a Military History of the Hundred Years War (Atlantic Books 2013)

Waterloo: a New History of the Battle and its Armies (Atlantic Books 2014)

England Expects: the Battle of Sluys (Endeavour Press Ltd 2016)