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Haig as military commander

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Published by Crane, Russak in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Haig, Douglas, Sir, 1861-1928

  • Edition Notes

    Bibliography: p. [305]-307.

    Statement[by] Sir James Marshall-Cornwall.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA69.3.H3 M37
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxii, 324 p.
    Number of Pages324
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL5429297M
    ISBN 10084480200X
    LC Control Number73075480
    OCLC/WorldCa737224


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Haig as military commander by Marshall-Cornwall, James Handyside Sir Download PDF EPUB FB2

Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE (/ h eɪ ɡ /; 19 June – 29 January ) was a senior officer of the British the First World War, he commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) on the Western Front from late until the end of the war.

He was commander during the Battle of the Somme, the Battle of Arras, the Third Battle of Ypres Battles/wars: Mahdist War, Second Boer War. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Marshall-Cornwall, James Handyside, Sir, Haig as military commander. London, Batsford, (OCoLC)   What the book does reveal is that Haig’s orders as Commander-in Chief of the B.E.F.

in France were consistently ambiguous and that this was deliberate: whatever happened, Haig could say afterwards that it was his by: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Marshall-Cornwall, James, Haig as military commander. New York, Crane, Russak [] (OCoLC)   Douglas Haig () was a top British military leader during World War I.

A graduate of the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, Haig fought in. : Haig: The Evolution of a Commander (Military Profiles) eBook: Wiest, Andrew: Kindle Store4/5(3). In Augustwhen the war started, Haig was the general commanding the First Army Corps. He and his men fought at the Battle of Mons and the first Battle of Ypres.

In DecemberHaig succeeded Sir John French as commander-in-chief of the British Army in the Western Front. Haig had little time for new military ideas. Haig’s role in the direction of these battles earned him a reputation as a “butcher and bungler,” the slaughter of the Somme and the muddy hell of Passchendaele forever tarnishing his reputation.

However, as Andrew Wiest points out, in Haig was instrumental in winning one of the greatest victories in British military by: 1. Haig As Military Commander. by Marshall-Cornwall, James: and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Haig’s role in the direction of these battles earned him a reputation as a “butcher and bungler,” the slaughter of the Somme and the muddy hell of Passchendaele forever tarnishing his reputation.

However, as Andrew Wiest points out, in Haig was instrumental in winning one of the greatest victories in British military history.

Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig KT GCB OM GCVO KCIE ADC (J – Janu ) was a British soldier and senior commander (Field Marshal) during World War I. He was commander of the British Expeditionary Force during the Battle of the Somme and the 3rd Battle of Ypres.

His tenure as commander of the BEF made Haig one of the most controversial military. The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army Gary Sheffield Aurum Press, pp, £ Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, commander-in-chief of the British Expeditionary Force between andis etched on to the popular imagination as the most villainous of.

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, Military Commander Douglas Haig came up to Brasenose College ina and though he qualified for a pass degree, he left the College before taking it.

While at Oxford University Haig led a very active sporting life, playing polo for the University. Haig served as Supreme Commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's forces in Europe from toretiring from military service in to act as President and Chief Operating Officer of United Technologies Corporation.

Haig, popular thinking goes, attacked and kept on attacking—even when the ground his men gained, yard by bloody yard, was useless by any military measure—in order to wear down the Germans. Attrition is never an inspired strategy and is usually the refuge of a commander who cannot come up Author: Historynet Staff.

by Michael Haskew. A century after the bloody Battle of the Somme of left at least million British, French, and German soldiers killed, wounded, or captured, General Douglas Haig, commander of the British Expeditionary Force, remains one of the most controversial generals to emerge from World War I.

Haig’s Enemy: Crown Prince Rupprecht and Germany’s War on the Western Front, by Jonathan Boff, Oxford University Press, U.K.,$ Crown Prince Rupprecht, heir to the throne of Bavaria, spent more time fighting the British Expeditionary Force than any senior German commander of World War I.

Buy a cheap copy of Haig's Command: A Reassessment book by Denis Winter. This book sets out to expose and analyse a major historical fraud. The author's theme is the Western Front in Haig's time - from the Somme to the armistice.

Using Free shipping over $Cited by: Name at birth: Alexander Meigs Haig, Haig graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point inserved in Europe and Asia untilworked in Washington until a combat tour in Vietnam inand then returned to Washington in to work in the White House for Henry Kissinger.

Brian Haig is an American author of thriller novels. He also appears on Fox News as a military analyst. Brian served in the army, working as a global strategist, platoon leader and infantry company commander, among other positions.

Alexander M. Haig Jr. Dies at 85; Was Forceful Aide to 2 Presidents By TIM WEINER Courtesy of The New York Times 20 February Alexander M. Haig Jr., the four-star general who served as a confrontational secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan and a commanding White House chief of staff as the Nixon administration crumbled, died Saturday at the Johns Hopkins Hospital in.

Norman Dixon, On the Psychology of Military Incompetence (): a psycho-historian’s attempt at a post-hoc psychological evaluation of Haig, which suggests that an over-demanding mother turned Haig into an anal-retentive sadist.

Denis Winter, Haig’s Command, A Re-assessment (): a poor book, savaged for its sloppy research, and summarized by one writer as ‘ a pure blast of bile. Douglas Haig and the First World War Paperback – Oct. 15 However, this book is also about the development and performance of Haig as a military commander, and for his analysis to be convincing, Harris needs to demonstrate a degree of impartiality and absence of bias/5(7).

Douglas Haig is probably the most controversial figure in British military history. No previous commander ever oversaw such enormous casualties. By Haig commanded the largest army Britain had ever put into the field; over two million men. The horrors of the First World War still stun the imagination and make it almost impossible for the ordinary reader to reach a calm appraisal of Haig.

Post-military and public service life. InHaig wrote a book about the Reagan administration, Caveat: Realism, Reagan, and Foreign Policy. The book was well received, and, fueled by his deep-seated ambition, Haig ran unsuccessfully for the Republican presidential nomination in Following Nixon's resignation, Haig stayed with the new Ford administration for about six weeks, but then returned to the military as commander in chief of U.S.

forces in Europe and supreme allied. As a young soldier and aide-de-camp to Gen. Douglas MacArthur`s chief of staff, Haig was the first military officer in Tokyo to learn that the Korean War had started. Denis Winter, Attacks on Haig: 1) Haig did not get his command on ability.

2) Haig was a lousy commander, 3) Haig falsified the History of the Great War. Reviews: On the jacket (journalists), On the jacket (historians), Brian Bond, On the web.

Denis Winter, Haig’s Command – A Reassessment. Douglas Haig. J Edinburgh, Scotland Janu London, England. Soldier, general, commander of British army. When World War I began, Douglas Haig was widely considered to be Britain's greatest soldier.

However by war's end, Haig was just as widely considered a butcher, a distant leader who had sent hundreds of thousands of British youth to their deaths. Truscott, scion of a longtime military family (his grandfather Lucian Truscott Jr. was an important World War II general), was a cadet at West Point during Haig's late s stint there; this book is a novel, in which a thinly-disguised Haig is portrayed as a central character in a.

The book is described as ‘scholarly yet accessible’ and at pages, is a comprehensive and far-reaching look at Haig’s life and career. We follow the General from his birth in s Edinburgh to his years as a young officer at Sandhurst, then witness his rise through the ranks of the army and the battles in which he fought.

During the First World War, the British army's most consistent German opponent was Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria. Commanding more than a million men as a General, and then Field Marshal, in the Imperial German Army, he held off the attacks of the British Expeditionary Force under Sir John French and then Sir Douglas Haig for four long years.4/5.

Synopsis From December until the armistice of NovemberSir Douglas Haig was commander-in-chief of the largest army his country had ever put into the field.

He has been portrayed as both an incompetent 'butcher and bungler' and a /5(14). Terraine passed away inhowever before his death, he did manage to change the way that some people saw Douglas Haig, and he ‘restored Haig to the position of serious commander’.

Haig was criticised and celebrated by different historians, few ever looking at both sides of things. Haig’s reputation was heightened the most due to his. Monash As Military Commander Peter Pederson £ Kindle Edition, I had long sought a copy of this well-regarded biography of John Monash by Peter Pederson so I was delighted to buy a copy of the Kindle revised edition produced in Haig filled this role admirably, for at first glance, he appears to have been an uncaring remorseless butcher.

However, looking deeper into his motives, his beliefs and the actual facts of the battles and campaigns that he conducted, I believe that Haig was a good military commander.

I was expecting a biography of Haig but it is more an account of WW1 campaigns than a word picture of the British commander.

The book is interesting nonetheless and gives telling insights into the mass slaughter on the Somme and the third Ypres battle however it doesn't quite get to what made Haig tick as an individual and how he lived with the /5(43).

Haig writes from the foxholes. His clear cut attention to detail with regards to military tradition and ceremony weaves seamlessly with courtroom drama and Special Forces codes of honor.

Haig takes us on a ride from Serb controled Bosnia to the inner circles of the White House with a master story-tellers keen eye for the unexpected.5/5(5).

Al Haig came to the White House and he convened a meeting of the NSC to go over the situation with Reagan’s advisors. There was of course great public anxiety, and someone had to go up and make a press statement. Either Haig nominated himself or someone nominated him but in any event he walked into the press room breathless.

Al Haig graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point inserved in Europe and Asia untilworked in Washington until a combat tour in Vietnam inand then returned to Washington in to work in the White House for Henry President Richard Nixon‘s top aides resigned during the Watergate scandal inHaig served as White House Chief of Staff.

Douglas Haig and the First World War is unreservedly recommended for all students, from the first year to doctoral candidates, and it should be in all university libraries.' Antoine Capet, H-Diplo 'Paul Harris (an academic and lecturer at Sandhurst) has written an in-depth and long-awaited account of Haig's part in the First World War/5(9).Haig's Intelligence is an important study of Douglas Haig's controversial command during the First World War.

Based on extensive new research, it addresses a perennial question about the British army on the Western Front between and why did they think they were winning?Cited by: 4.Alexander Haig.

Alexander Meigs Haig, the son of a lawyer, was born in Bala Cynwyd, a suburb of Philadelphia, on 2nd December, His father died when he was ten but a prosperous uncle helped to support the family.

Haig was sent to a private school but he struggled academically and was transferred to a local high school.