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John Gordon Harvey Corrigan MBE (born 1942) is a former British soldier and historical writer and broadcaster.

Corrigan was educated at the Royal School, Armagh, and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He served in the British Army's Royal Gurkha Rifles, mainly in the far east, and reached the rank of major. Between 1980 and 1987 he took a break from military service, being Clerk of the Course at the Happy Valley Racecourse in Hong Kong from 1980 to 1982, and Racing Secretary at the Royal Hong Kong Jockey Club from 1982 to 1987. Corrigan was awarded the MBE in 1995 His last appontment was commanding the Gurkha Centre in Hampshire.

Following his retirement from the army in 1998, Corrigan became a freelance writer on military history. He also presented television documentaries, made speaking appearances and conducted tours of World War I battlefields. He is an honorary research fellow of the University of Birmingham, and a teaching fellow at the Joint Services Command and Staff College. He is also 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.

Corrigan authored Mud, Blood and Poppycock, one of the more recent histories of the First World War which challenges a number of popular cultural beliefs about that conflict. Among the targets for his book are the beliefs that British generalship was incompetent, blinkered and reactionary and that the military justice system was unfair. The book received a very positive review from fellow thinker Gary Sheffield Corrigan later wrote Blood, Sweat and Arrogance: The Myths of Churchill's War in which he set out to demolish the "myths of Churchill's War". This book was heavily criticised in a review by historian Piers Brendon who wrote
"... his tone, occasionally sneering, often patronising and always cocksure, is particularly tiresome in someone so prone to error. He makes the elementary mistake of asserting, for example, that a Russian declaration of war against Japan "never came".


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Total Books: 19
Waterloo Wellington Napoleon and the Battle that Saved Europe
2016 - Waterloo Wellington Napoleon and the Battle That Saved Europe (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781605989396
ISBN-10: 1605989398
Genre: History
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A Great and Glorious Adventure A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England
Waterloo A New History of the Battle and its Armies
2015 - Waterloo a New History of the Battle and Its Armies (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781848879294
ISBN-10: 1848879296
Genre: History
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Waterloo A New History
2014 - Waterloo a New History (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781605986524
ISBN-10: 1605986526
Genre: History
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A Great and Glorious Adventure A History of the Hundred Years War and the Birth of Renaissance England
The Second World War A Military History
2011 - The Second World War a Military History (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780312577094
ISBN-10: 0312577095
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Second World War
2010 - Second World War (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781843548942
ISBN-10: 1843548941
Genre: History
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Blood Sweat and Arrogance And the Myth of Churchill's War
2007 - Blood Sweat and Arrogance and the Myth of Churchill's War (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780304367382
ISBN-10: 0304367389
Genre: History
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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MUD BLOOD AND POPPYCOCK  Britain and The Great War
2007 - Mud Blood and Poppycock Britain and the Great War [Cassell Military Paperbacks] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780304366590
ISBN-10: 0304366595
Genre: History
  • Currently 2.5/5 Stars.
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Sepoys in the Trenches The Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-15
2006 - Sepoys in the Trenches the Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-15 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781862273542
ISBN-10: 1862273545
Genres: History, Nonfiction
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Wellington A Military Life
2006 - Wellington a Military Life (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781852855154
ISBN-10: 1852855150
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Blood Sweat and Arrogance And the Myths of Churchill's War
2006 - Blood Sweat and Arrogance and the Myths of Churchill's War (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780297846239
ISBN-10: 029784623X
Genre: History
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2004 - Cavalry [Cassell Military Trade Books] (Hardcover)
Mud Blood and Poppycock
2003 - Mud Blood and Poppycock [Cassell Military Trade Books] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780304359554
ISBN-10: 0304359556
Genre: History
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Sepoys in the Trenches  The Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-1915
1999 - Sepoys in the Trenches the Indian Corps on the Western Front 1914-1915 (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781862270541
ISBN-10: 1862270546
Genre: History
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Wellington A Military Life
Wellington a Military Life (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781852852627
ISBN-10: 1852852623
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History
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LOOS 1915 The Unwanted Battle
Loos 1915 the Unwanted Battle (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781862272392
ISBN-10: 1862272395
Genre: History
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