Gordon Corrigan was commissioned from the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in 1962. He was awarded the MBE (military) in 1996 and retired from the Royal Gurkha Rifles in 1998. He is a member of the British Commission for Military History, a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers. He is the author of a number of books of military history including Sepoys in the Trenches; Mud, Blood and Poppycock; Blood, Sweat and Arrogance; The Second World War; and A Great and Glorious Adventure.
Gripping... A superb addition to an overscuffed genre * Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review) * Lively and entertaining... Even for those well-acquainted with Waterloo, this text is an enjoyable contribution to the extensive literature * Soldier * A hugely enjoyable, illuminating and very gory read * Catholic Herald * A brisk, no-nonsense, soldierly account, which is packed with facts... Superb -- Nigel Jones * Literary Review * A vigorous, lucid, well-organised and entertaining account of the Waterloo campaign and the armies that fought it. -- David Crane * Spectator *