Douglas Haig: Diaries and Letters 1914-1918 by Gary Sheffield

Douglas Haig: Diaries and Letters 1914-1918

byGary Sheffield, John Bourne, Gary Sheffield

Kobo ebook | November 5, 2015

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There's a commonly held view that Douglas Haig was a bone-headed, callous butcher, who through his incompetence as commander of the British Army in WWI, killed a generation of young men on the Somme and at Passchendaele. On the other hand, there are those who view Haig as a man who successfully struggled with appalling difficulties to produce an army which took the lead in defeating Germany in 1918.

Haig's diaries, hitherto only previously available in bowdlerised form, give the C-in-C's view of Asquith and his successor Lloyd George, of whom he was highly critical. The diaries show him intriguing with the King vs. Lloyd George. Additional are his day-by-day accounts of the key battles of the war, not least the Somme campaign of 1916.

Title:Douglas Haig: Diaries and Letters 1914-1918Format:Kobo ebookPublished:November 5, 2015Publisher:ORION PUBLISHING GROUPLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1474603351

ISBN - 13:9781474603355

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Liked it Haig's letters during the war give deep insight to the professional and private life of the man. They show he was a great delegator and leader whose administrative abilities carried his country through the war
Date published: 2016-12-29