Haig 'good-morning good-morning' the general said when we met him last week on our way to the line now the soldiers he smiled at are most of 'em dead.
Biography of general douglas haig sir douglas haig (1861-1928), british field general haig : hero, butcher or bungler investigate : was british general douglas . Hm king george v, general ferdinand foch and sir douglas haig did haig deserve the title of “butcher haig” – or was he a war hero. Field marshal haig: “hero or butcher of the somme” i consider the field marshal as a butcher and a hero for numerous reasons while the insinuation of haig as. July 1st 1916 the battle of the somme started on july 1st it lasted until november for many years those who lead the british campaign have received a lot of.
'lions led by donkeys' and the biggest donkey of all was general douglas haig, but another haig ended the first world war as a hero associated with a man who continues to provoke fierce debate – “the butcher haig. In the 1920s, field marshal haig and his generals were praised were mocked as 'butchers and bunglers' in shows such as oh what a lovely war (1963. Many of these men despised haig, and arguably rightly so, but what is more important is why the hated him so much general haig didn't get off to a very good. The negative reputation of field marshal douglas haig, the commander of british forces on the western front during world war one, rests to a. Field marshal sir douglas haig: war hero or butcher of the somme marshal sir douglas haig: war hero or butcher of the somme.
General-douglas-haig douglas haig, britain's first world war commander-in- chief from december 1915 to the end of the war, is remembered.
After the battle of the somme, haig got the nickname butcher of the somme in 1906 he got to the rank of major general and was the youngest major general . Does general haig deserve to be remembered 'the butcher of the somme' field marshal haig: “hero or butcher of the somme” i consider the field. Of course, when looking at battles we also have to consider military leaders and one such leader was field marshal sir douglas haig,.
Feild marshall haig was appointed commander of the army on 10th of december firstly he should have the name the butcher of the somme because of his. Field marshal sir douglas haig, chief of staff of the british he was popularly portrayed as a hero and given money and titles, but never another job haig was undeniably a butcher, as his severest critics have claimed, but.
Field marshal sir douglas haig is the most controversial figure of the great war he was hailed a hero at the end of the war, but was seen as a. Marshal douglas haig - wwi british commander in chief, butcher or hero this is portrait of field marshal douglas haig in his early days in the british army.