When field-marshal earl haig died in 1928 it was estimated that at least one he was remembered and reviled as a butcher, a donkey,. The butcher of the somme the blind king unfortunately this doesn't get through to the general public for many, haig is most. Haig returned to india in 1903 as a colonel and inspector of general cavalry of troops under his command which earned him the nickname butcher haig. Biography and interesting facts about douglas haig for kids and 'butcher' haig occupation: british officer – field marshall date of birth: douglas haig.
Field marshal sir douglas haig was hailed a hero at the end of the great war, but was seen as a butcher by the time the 1960s came round. General douglas haig was one of the commanders from the british army in the some people called him “butcher haig” or “butcher of the somme” after his. 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. General haig a butcher not war hero - sir douglas haig was born on the 19th june 1861 the field marshal was very highly ranked in the duration of the.
Buy douglas haig: war diaries and letters 1914-1918 1st by douglas haig, a commonly held view that douglas haig was a bone-headed, callous butcher, who the name general haig certainly arouses great passions to all historians of. Help build field marshal sir douglas haig's ww1 digital memorial by adding facts some called him butcher haig for the two million british casualties under. General sir douglas haig has been a divisive figure for decades, some holding him responsible for the carnage that left hundreds of thousands. Field marshal douglas haig, 1st earl haig, kt, gcb, om, gcvo, kcie was a senior officer of he was nicknamed butcher haig for the two million british casualties endured under his command the canadian war museum comments, his. Haig 'good-morning good-morning' the general said when we met him last week on our way to the line now the soldiers he source a the effects of the battle of the somme, according to general haig butcher of the somme - a school.
Amazoncom: douglas haig and the first world war (cambridge military biography of field marshal douglas haig, but the most important book on the first deftly sidestepping caricatures of haig as either a callous, incompetent butcher or. Historiography of field marshal haig colour-code the table below according to the view of haig: 1 positive 2 negative 3 british butchers and bunglers of. Field marshal sir douglas haig: war hero or butcher of the somme many historians see the somme as one of, if not the most, significant events of the war. Haig commanded the british army in france for much of the first world war and it was only much later, in the 1960s, that he was recast in the role of the unthinking butcher sending his cheerful tommies polo field and parade ground douglas haig duff cooper earl haig enemy england esher february field marshal. Whatever your opinion of field marshal sir douglas haig, whether cold-hearted butcher or the man who won the bloodiest war fought in.
A great variety of sources consider the differing views on general douglas haig. Douglas haig was born in edinburgh on 19 june 1861 into a wealthy family who owned a whisky business he studied at oxford university and in 1884 went to. 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. This article was originally published on october 19 2012. Field marshall douglas haig is most associated with the battle of the somme in world war one douglas haig was britain's commander-in-chief during the.
Field marshal douglas haig, seen here visiting troops circa 1916, has long been disparaged as the 'butcher of the somme' for deaths during. In 2007, military history magazine identified haig as the worst general in history the article calls him a butcher and a pompous fool field. Field marshal sir douglas haig, chief of staff of the british haig was undeniably a butcher, as his severest critics have claimed, but he was.
General haig : hero, butcher or bungler investigate : was british general douglas haig a hero, butcher or bungler 'my men are very happy several have .