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Haig's command : a reassessment

Author: Denis Winter
Publisher: London : Penguin, 1992, ©1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sets out to expose and analyse a major historical fraud. Looking at the Western Front in Haig's time - from the Somme to the armistice - this book suggests that documents of the period where often  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Douglas Haig Haig, Earl; Douglas Haig, Earl Haig.; Douglas Haig Haig, Earl
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Denis Winter
ISBN: 014007144X 9780140071443
OCLC Number: 27387190
Notes: Originally published: London: Viking, 1991.
Includes index.
Description: 362 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 20 cm
Contents: Part 1 Haig's credentials: personal credentials; professional credentials. Part 2 The attrition battles of 1916-17: the Somme; Passchendaele - the roots, the battle; Cambrai. Part 3 The attrition period - Haig's weaknesses: the tool; the execution; the common denominator. Part 4 A year of mobility: March 1918 - the German offensive; August 1918 - a turning point?; the last hundred days - an advance to victory? Part 5 Falsifying the record: Haig's fictions; the government support of Haig. Biographical sketches. Appendices: sources used - an evaluation; Haig - a political intriguer?
Responsibility: Denis Winter.

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