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The good soldier : the biography of Douglas Haig

Author: Gary Mead
Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd, 2014.
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Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front for much of the First World War. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the following year. The Good Soldier re-examines Haig's record in these battles and presents his predicament with a fresh eye.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mead, Gary.
Good Soldier : The Biography of Douglas Haig.
New York : Atlantic Books Ltd, ©2014
Named Person: Douglas Haig Haig, Earl; Douglas Haig Haig, Earl
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gary Mead
ISBN: 9781782394969 1782394966
OCLC Number: 902743690
Description: 1 online resource (324 pages pages)
Contents: Cover; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Dedication page; Acknowledgements; List of Maps; List of Illustrations; Introduction: Neither Butcher nor Saint; 1. Whisky Gentleman; 2. Polo Field and Parade Ground; 3. 'The Long Long Indian Day'; 4. 'Hard Work in Hot Sun'; 5. Chasing Boers; 6. 'One of the Most Fortunate Officers'; 7. An Army Equipped to Think; 8. 'This War Will Last Many Months'; 9. 'There Are Spots on Every Sun'; 10. The Somme; 11. Passchendaele; 12. Victory; 13. Of Politics and Poppies; 14. 'Cause to Reverence His Name'; Afterword; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Gary Mead.

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Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front for much of the First World War. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the following year. The Good Soldier re-examines Haig's record in these battles and presents his predicament with a fresh eye. More importantly, it re-evaluates Haig himself, exploring the nature of the man, turning to both his early life and army career before 1914, as well as his.

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