Warner, Philip.


1st ed., 1991. Viii + 296 pp., 13 photo-plates + maps. 22 x 14cm. FINE. Douglas Haig is probably the most controversial figure in British military history with opinions amongst historians and biographers still widely divided. This new biography is neither a eulogy or a condemnation: it sets out to assess objectively the task Haig faced and what measure of success he achieved. In doing so the author traces the development of the man who by 1917 commanded the largest army Britain had ever put in the field, over two million men. No previous commander had ever held such a powerful position or ever oversaw such enormous casualties.

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