General douglas haig has become an incredibly controversial figure some view him as a hero who led the british to victory in the great war, others remember. General haig says somme campaign a success | the century ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of irish life a. Field marshal douglas haig, 1st earl haig, kt, gcb, om, gcvo, kcie was a senior officer of the british army during the first world war he commanded the. The highest ranking armenian american serving in us military graduated from west point 100 years ago brigadier general haig shekerjian.
Allan massie reviews the good soldier: a biography of douglas haig by gary mead when field-marshal earl haig died in 1928 it was. This is bbc ww1 - douglas haig by splinter on vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. Field marshal sir douglas haig, chief of staff of the british expeditionary force ( bef) and architect of the battle, evidently agreed on the day.
General haig's title of 'the butcher of the somme' originated after the first world war, when, due to large number of casualties britain suffered from the war and. Mapping the front dvd general haig's maps this dvd will contain: a) maps b) aerial photographs (where available) c) a standard set of index maps d) help. Douglas haig (1861–1928), was the western front commander-in-chief from 1915 until the end of the war in 1918, directing military operations during the. General haig may refer to: alexander haig (1924–2010), first us secretary of state under ronald reagan douglas haig, 1st earl haig (1861–1928),. The sixth despatch of field marshal sir douglas haig, commander in chief of the british armies in france and flanders this was a very long despatch.
Col eugene ryan, haig's personal physician, who's memoir, haig's medical officer, gives general douglas haig british soldiers silhouetted. Douglas haig, 1st earl haig, (born june 19, 1861, edinburgh—died jan 29, 1928, london), british field marshal, commander in chief of the british forces in. Douglas haig, as he was then, was born in edinburgh in 1861, and educated at the royal military college at sandhurst he fought in the sudan.
Alexander meigs al haig jr was the united states secretary of state under president ronald reagan and the white house chief of staff under presidents richard nixon and gerald ford prior to these cabinet-level positions, he retired as a general from the united. The equestrian statue of field marshal haig is one of the few reminders of the british presence in montreuil during the great war it was here that douglas haig, . Films from the british pathé archive featuring douglas haig, both during and after the first world war the collection also includes coverage of the work of the.
- Field marshall douglas haig field marshall haig was in command of the british army during the battle of the somme, the battle of passchendaele, and the .
- Field marshal douglas haig commanded the largest british army ever assembled his diary provides insight into how and why decisions were made, and of the.
- Douglas haig was born on june 19 1861, the son of a wealthy whiskey distiller he was educated at oxford and sandhurst he took part in the omdurman.
Field marshal sir douglas haig is one of the most controversial commanders in british military history although he presided over a sequence of victories in 1918 . Lithograph after john st helier lander, 1916 published by the 'illustrated london news christmas number', 1916 the son of a wealth whisky distiller, haig. Field marshal douglas haig is portrayed by geoffrey palmer in the final episode of blackadder goes forth he is mentioned throughout the series and in the.