The Good Soldier: The Biography of Douglas Haig

The Good Soldier: The Biography of Douglas Haig

Gary Mead


A balanced examine probably the most arguable commanders of global warfare I, utilizing interviews along with his son and new archival fabric to shed gentle onto an intensely inner most man

Posterity has now not been sort to Douglas Haig, the commander of the British Expeditionary strength at the Western entrance for far of worldwide battle I. Haig has usually been offered as a commander who despatched his troops to slaughter in immense numbers on the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the next yr. This account reexamines Haig's list in those battles and offers his challenge with a clean eye. extra importantly, it reevaluates Haig himself, exploring the character of the fellow, turning to either his adolescence and military occupation sooner than 1914, in addition to his unstinting paintings on behalf of ex-servicemen's organisations after 1918. eventually, during this definitive biography, the guy emerges from the myth.

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