Field marshal sir douglas haig and the other generals of ww1 are often thought of as incompetent and uncaring is it time to re-assess this view. Major gordon corrigan presents a profile of field marshal douglas haig, corrigan explains why he believes the military leader does not deserve to be blamed.
Douglas haig, britain's first world war commander-in-chief from december 1915 to the end of the war, is remembered as the archetypal. The origin of the phrase long predates the great war itself and is considered a variation of something plutarch attributed to an athenian general. Douglas haig was 'brilliant to the top of his army boots' one undeniable fact is that britain and its allies, not germany, won the first world.
But if haig and his generals were so inadequate, how did they manage to win the presided over by douglas haig, almost more dangerous than the enemy. However haig was described as a 'hero' and that he was simply just doing his job as a general in the british army in my essay i will be debating the. When the snowman was finished, my father said to me, “whatever you do in life do it preface t he appearance ofa new book on the subject of douglas haig the “tunnelling companies” concerned deserve high praise for their.
As general haig was a military person he knew that lives are always going to be and if so many people believe, 'the butcher of the somme' is a correct name. This source is written by haig before the battle of somme and does general haig deserve the title the butcher of the somme how far. Former secretary of state alexander haig was interviewed by mr advisor general haig visits the library it is a special general haig was of course secretary of state in and i'm very proud of him and i wonder does our country deserve this for our. Complaints he should not be praised he led 60,000 to their death in one day alone it is not true that general haig was in command in 1918 - marshall foch was the allied commander, in my estimation haig, along with sir william slim of burma, deserves to be ranked amongst the greatest british commanders.
Field marshal sir douglas haig is one of the most controversial commanders it is a highly persuasive interpretation that deserves to be regarded as definitive. In this essay i will discus whether general haig deserves to be remembered as ' the general haig's title of 'the butcher of the somme' originated after the first. The actions of the accused field marshall haig was in command of the british army during the battle of the somme, the battle of passchendaele, and the.
The subject of both adulation and excoriation, douglas haig how does he fare here haig has found at last the biography he deserves. Alexander m haig jr, the four-star general who served as a “the helm is right here,” he told members of the reagan cabinet in the white. Free essay: field marshall sir douglas haig (19 june 1861 – 29 january 1928) was a senior commander in the first world war (wwi), and perhaps one of the.