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Haig : the evolution of a commander

Author: Andrew A Wiest
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, ©2005.
Series: Military profiles.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Historians consider Douglas Haig one of the most controversial military leader in British history. Today his career is at the center of a swirling debate concerning the nature of the First World War. The traditional school contends that, like the majority of generals from both sides, he was an overmatched, hidebound relic of a bygone military age who could not come to grips with modern war. Such men allegedly sent
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wiest, Andrew A.
Haig.
Washington, D.C. : Potomac Books, c2005
(OCoLC)607710133
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: Andrew A Wiest
ISBN: 1574886835 9781574886832 1574886843 9781574886849
OCLC Number: 59147642
Description: 137 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: The Great Haig Debate --
The military education of Douglas Haig --
A corps commander rises to prominence --
Commander of the BEF --
The death of a generation? --
The Battle of the Somme --
Battles in the mud --
The Year of Passchendaele --
1918 --
the year of victory --
Conclusion.
Series Title: Military profiles.
Responsibility: Andrew A. Wiest.
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Haig's role in the direction of these battles earned him a reputation as a "butcher and bungler," the slaughter of the Somme and the muddy hell of Passchendaele forever tarnishing his reputation.  Read more...

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"Andrew Wiest's brief and balanced analysis reaffirms both Haig's limitations and his significant contributions to Britain's greatest-ever victory on land." --Dennis Showalter, author of TANNENBERG: Read more...

 
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