1st ed., 2000. Xiii + 194 pp., 39 photo-plates. D.j., 24 x 16cm. FINE. My Father’s Son provides a fresh and invaluable perspective of the controversial Field Marshal Haig that reveals him as a family man and father. On his death his son and heir, then only nine years old, was required not just to succeed to the Earldom, but to assume his father’s place attending many memorial occasions related to the Great War. Even during the Second World War as an officer in the Royal Scots Greys, the author was taken prisoner in North Africa and became, on account of his distinguished parentage, one of the Prominente held on Hitler’s orders in Colditz. As the Allies closed in, Haig’s and his fellow hostages’ fate was in balance, as vividly described in this memoir - a biography of Douglas Haig’s son and the impact of his father’s position upon his life.