Haig, Sir Douglas
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Haig, Sir Douglas

(June 19, 1861, Edinburgh – January 29, 1928, London; from 1917 the First Earl Haig), British field marshal (commander in chief on the Western Front, 1915–1918). In the course of a brilliant prewar career, spent mainly in staff posts, Haig made himself a reputation as one of the most capable officers in the British Army. He was promoted to major general at the early age of 44. One of his most important posts was as head of the training department at the ministry of war between 190…

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Bourne, J.M., “Haig, Sir Douglas”, in: Brill’s Digital Library of World War I. Consulted online on 21 August 2017 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-3786_dlws1_beww1_en_0264>
First published online: 2015



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