Major Gordon Corrigan was an officer of the Royal Gurkha Rifles before leaving the army in 1998. He served mainly in the Far East but also in Cyprus, Berlin, Belize and N. Ireland. He is now a professional historian. 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). His next book is Waterloo – A New History (Atlantic 2014).
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 has conducted 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 and on rail journeys in Russia and Central Asia. 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, a Freeman of the City of London and a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Farriers. His hobbies are playing polo, long lunches and the Times crossword, not necessarily in that order.
Gordon Corrigan is scheduled to sail on the following voyage(s) (subject to change):