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Douglas Haig by Gary Sheffield, John Bourne
  

Douglas Haig

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Douglas Haig by Gary Sheffield, John Bourne

There's a commonly held view that Douglas Haig was a bone-headed, callous butcher, who through his incompetence as commander of the British Army in WWI, killed a generation of young men on the Somme and at Passchendaele. On the other hand, there are those who view Haig as a man who successfully struggled with appalling difficulties to produce an army which took the lead in defeating Germany in 1918.Haig's diaries, hitherto only previously available in bowdlerised form, give the C-in-C's view of Asquith and his successor Lloyd George, of whom he was highly critical. The diaries show him intriguing with the King vs. Lloyd George. Additional are his day-by-day accounts of the key battles of the war, not least the Somme campaign of 1916.

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Publication date

5th November 2015

Author

Gary Sheffield, John Bourne

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Publisher

Orion Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Format

eBook

ISBN

9781474603355