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Douglas Haig and the First World War

Author: J P Harris
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, ©2008.
Series: Cambridge military histories.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"From December 1915 until the armistice of November 1918, Sir Douglas Haig was commander-in-chief of the largest army his country had ever put into the field. He has been portrayed as both an incompetent 'butcher and bungler' and a clear-sighted, imperturbable 'architect of victory' ... A dedicated military professional, Haig nevertheless found it difficult to adjust to the unprecedented conditions of the Western  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Douglas Haig Haig, Earl; Douglas Haig; Douglas Haig Haig, Earl
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J P Harris
ISBN: 9780521898027 0521898021
OCLC Number: 237884061
Awards: Winner of Templer Medal 2008.
Winner of Society for Military History Distinguished Book Award: Biography or War Memoir 2010.
Description: xi, 652 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Boyhood and early career --
South Africa to the Curragh crisis --
Anxiously to war --
From the Marne to the Salient --
Army commander --
Aubers Ridge to Givenchy --
The battle of Loos --
Commander-in-chief --
The battle of the Somme (1) --
The battle of the Somme (2) --
Lloyd George and Nivelle --
The Battle of Arras and the Nivelle offensive --
Flanders Fields --
The Third Battle of Ypres --
The Battle of Cambrai --
The last war winter --
The German march offensives --
The turn of the tide --
The final campaign --
The post-war years.
Series Title: Cambridge military histories.
Responsibility: J.P. Harris.
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