Haig: a reappraisal 70 years on

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Leo Cooper, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 271 pages
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In the years immediately following World War I Sir Douglas Haig was reviled by many as a butcher who had sent hundreds of thousands needlessly to their deaths in ill-conceived attacks on the Western Front. In recent years a more balanced view has emerged. The authors, working with the British Commission for Military History and the Douglas Haig Fellowship, have produced a major study on an important leader of the war that was to determine the course of the rest of the 20th century.

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Contents

Haig and the Historians
1
Portrait of a CommanderinChief
12
Ambition Duty and Doctrine Haigs Rise to High Command
37
Copyright

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About the author (1999)

Professor of Military History at King's College, London, Brian Bond is the editor of The First World War and British Military History, (1991, OUP) and a contributor to The Oxford Illustrated History of The British Army, (1994)