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  Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig Summary
Douglas Haig was born on June 19, 1861, in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Haig had been campaigning for the removal of French as commander of the BEF and had told King George V that French was "a source of great weakness to the army, and no one had confidence in him any more".
Haig's tactics were a running joke on the BBC comedy series Blackadder Goes Forth, where Stephen Fry's role as the insane General Sir Anthony Cecil Hogmanay Melchett, with his vast moustache and callous disregard for the lives of his men, is a popular caricature of British leadership, with elements of Haig and Lord Kitchener.
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 Earl Haig - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Haig, Douglas, 1st Earl Haig (1861-1928), British commander on the western front during World War I. Douglas Haig was born in Edinburgh and...
Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE ADC (June 19, 1861 – January 28, 1928) was a British soldier and senior commander during World War I. He was commander of the British...
Douglas Haig was born on June 19 1861, the son of a wealthy whiskey distiller.
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 Sir Douglas Haig
Haig then joined the 7th (Queen's Own) Hussars, and spent the next 9 years as a regimental officer - mostly in India - without great distinction, although within 3 years he became Adjutant and in 1891 was selected to act as Brigade Major at a cavalry camp.
Haig left the regiment in 1894 and found an appointment as ADC to the Inspector-General of Cavalry in England.
Haig was summoned to India by Kitchener in 1903, when the latter was appointed Commander-in-Chief there, and he played an important part in reforming and training the cavalry.
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 Douglas Haig
Douglas Haig, the son of John Haig, the head of the successful whisky distilling company, was born in Edinburgh in 1861.
Haig cannot enter the small circle of the greater captains, but it may be argued that in the special circumstances of the campaign his special qualities were the ones most needed - patience, sobriety, balance of temper, unshakable fortitude.
Haig failed to comprehend that the policy of "attrition" or in plain English, "killing Germans" until the German army was worn down and exhausted, was not only wasteful and, intellectually, a confession of impotence; it was also extremely dangerous.
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 Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig biography .ms   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
Haig returned to India in 1903 as a Colonel and inspector of general cavalry.
Haig helped found the British Expeditionary Force and in 1914 he was promoted to Lieutenant General and placed in command of the 1st Army Corps.
He was instrumental in setting up the Haig Fund for the financial assistance of ex-servicemen and the Haig Homes charity to ensure they were properly housed; both continue to provide help many years after they were created.
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 First World War.com - Who's Who - Sir Douglas Haig
Sir Douglas Haig (1861-1928), the most controversial of the war generals, was born in Edinburgh on 19 June 1861.
Haig was pressured to bring forward the original attack date from August so as to relieve the heavy casualties experienced by the French at Verdun, which the Germans had been bombarding since early in the year.
Haig dedicated the remainder of his life to service in the Royal British Legion (which he helped to establish), caring for the welfare of the troops who served under him during the war.
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 1st Earl Douglas Haig Haig - Encyclopedia.com
Haig thus conducted the Passchendaele campaign (July-Nov., 1917; see Ypres, battles of) under orders from Gen. Robert Nivelle, while the French army was being reorganized after a mutiny.
Haig was under continual French pressure to take over more of the front, and until the joint command of himself and Gen. Ferdinand Foch was instituted (1918), the strategy and conduct of the war were tragically mismanaged.
He was made an earl (1919) and devoted the remainder of his life to organizing the British Legion and raising funds for disabled ex-servicemen.
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 Aftermath: Retrospectives: Douglas Haig - A Brief Biography
FIELD Marshal Sir Douglas Haig was born in Edinburgh on June 19, 1861, and educated at Clifton and Brasenose College, Oxford.
Haig is often criticised for being a distant leader who was stern and unapproachable even to his own officers.
Renowned for his loyalty to King George V, Haig dedicated his energies throughout the war to ensuring victory, never once considering resignation as commander After the war he was awarded the Order of Merit, given £100,000, made the 1st Earl of Bemersyde and devoted himself to the welfare of his men.
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 Douglas Haig
In 1916 Haig was responsible for the Battle of the Somme, which cost 420,000 British casualties over four months for minimal gain.
Unlike Haig, he thought that the war could be accelerated by attacking from the east.
However, Haig remained in his post and from March 1918 succeeded in stopping the last German offensive of the war (March-July 1918), before showing perhaps his best leadership in the victorious Allied assault from August onwards.
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 Douglas_Haig : Essential Historical Information, explanation, recent texts, monographs, and relevant links.
Haig returned to India in 1903 as a Colonel and inspector of general cavalry.
Haig helped found the British Expeditionary Force and in 1914 he was promoted to Lieutenant General and placed in command of the 1st Army Corps.
Post-war Haig became an Earl in 1919 and Baron Haig of Bemersyde in 1921.
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 Earl Haig - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The title Earl Haig was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1919 for Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig.
The subsidiary titles held by Lord Haig are Viscount Dawick and Baron Haig of Bemersyde, in the County of Berwick, which were both created at the same time as the Earldom.
Earl Haig is the name of a secondary school in Willowdale, Toronto.
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 Encyclopedia: British and Irish History: Biographies — FactMonster.com
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 Trenches on the Web - Bio: First Earl Douglas Haig   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
On the 10th December a new commander of the British was appointed - Douglas Haig.
The British high command, led by Field Marshal Haig began a major attack along the line of the river Somme, he hoped to lure the Germans away from Verdun.
It earned Haig the title 'Butcher of the Somme', after he unnecessarily sent thousands of British troops to their deaths.
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 Haigs in Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
A Haig was slain at Halidon Hill, and another at Otterburn, and a Haig fought with his king at Flodden Field and perished with him.
The Haigs took part in the Crusades and in commemoration, adopted the cross of St. Andrew on their coat of arms.
It is interesting to note that the name Haig was first used by the 9 th laird of Bemersyde, Sir Andrew Haig, who was knighted by Robert 3rd of Scotland in 1390.
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 Earl Haig information - Search.com
The title Earl Haig was created in the Peerage of the United Kingdom in 1919 for Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig.
The subsidiary titles held by Lord Haig are Viscount Dawick and Baron Haig of Bemersyde, in the County of Berwick, which were both created at the same time as the Earldom.
Earl Haig is the name of a secondary school in Willowdale, Toronto.
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 Haig Douglas 1st Earl Haig - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Haig, Douglas, 1st Earl Haig (1861-1928), British commander on the western front during World War I, born in Edinburgh, and educated at Oxford and...
Eden, (Robert) Anthony, 1st Earl of Avon (1897-1977), British statesman, Foreign Secretary during World War II, briefly serving as Prime Minister...
Kill more Germans' summarised Haig's strategy as Commander in chief of the British forces in France during most of World War One.
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 John Singer Sargent's Douglas Haig
Dougglas Haig is the most controversial of the war generals during WWI.
By the close of 1915 it was clear that French (his superior) was ill-suited to the nature of the campaign, and Haig was appointed the new Commander in Chief of the BEF on 10 December 1915.
After the war, Haig was reponsible for uniting ex-servicemen in the Royal British Legion.
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 John Singer Sargent's General Officers of the Great War
Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson of Trent (1864-1925), General and Commander-in-Chief of Army in India.
Sir Douglas Haig's wide Somme Offensive of 15 July 1916, of the 433 men under his command at Delville only 143 emerged five days later..
Horne was the sole artillery officer of the war to be given command of a British field army.
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 Douglas, 1st Earl Haig - Encyclopedia.com
After being chief-of-staff in India (1909) he commanded the 1st Army Corps in Flanders at Ypres and Loos and succeeded Sir John French as commander-in-chief.
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 1918 - Armistice Day   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-24)
This is the sober and understated start to the entry for Armistice Day in the diary of the British commander-in-chief on the Western Front, Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, later 1st Earl Haig.
Despite the factual tone of his daily war diary, Haig did mark the significance of 11 November 1918 by heading his page in larger than usual block letters.
He also talks of the confused, near-starving state of the German army, with revolution breaking out in its ranks and behind its lines in Germany itself, and reveals that he faced new preoccupations - 'looking after' and controlling a vast citizen army now that the fog of war was clearing.
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 National Galleries of Scotland | Online Collections » Artist Search » Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, 1861 - ...
This painting is a study for a large group portrait by Sargent called 'Generals of the Great War'.
Haig was a professional soldier, who had served in the Sudan, South Africa (the Boer War) and India before 1914.
In 1915 he was given command of the First Army and his generalship during the later years of the First World War led to the breaking of the Hindenburg line of defence and the Allied victory of 1918.
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Lady Mary Nugent, daughter of Robert Nugent, 1st Earl Nugent, married to George Nugent-Temple-Grenville, 1st Marquess of Buckingham.
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 AllRefer Encyclopedia - British And Irish History, Biographies Encyclopedia
Douglas, William, 1st earl of Douglas and Mar
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 Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (of Bemersyde) Biography - Biography.com
Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (of Bemersyde) Biography - Biography.com
In 1914 he led the 1st Army Corps in France, and in 1915 became commander of the British Expeditionary Force.
He waged a costly and exhausting war of attrition, for which he was much criticized, but led the final successful offensive (Aug 1918).
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