But I pay tribute here to an Irish army man, Colonel Dan Harvey, who has put us all in his debt by his book. --Gerald Morgan, The Irish Independent
A Bloody Day is an enjoyable read. Its strength lies not in re-telling the story of the battle, but in bringing to life the many Irish soldiers who fought under Wellington in the Waterloo Campaign. It is recommended to those interested in British regimental histories and the Irish in general. --Robert Burnham, The Napoleon series
As Dan Harvey rightly emphasises, the Irish were significant contributors to Wellington's victory at Waterloo, something that has been largely forgotten in recent years. This imbalance is something which A Bloody Day has at last begun to redress. --Gordon O Sullivan, The Irish Story
About the Author
Dan Harvey has previously written and published a number of highly successful books on the involvement of the Irish Defence Forces overseas. A serving officer of Lieutenant Colonel rank, he has 37 years’ service to-date, during which he has been involved in a wide variety of operations both at home and overseas. A highly qualified heritage practitioner, he has been associated with a number of worthy projects, most notably a number of military museum exhibitions. He has had a life-long interest in the Battle of Waterloo, particularly in the role of those ‘forgotten Irish’ in what was one of the greatest land battles in world history.