Field-Marshal Haig commanded the British Empire forces through from 1915 to 1919; his period in charge of the men under his command has been the subject of much debate ever since the First World War ended. To some he was a “Butcher” overseeing the bloodbaths of the Somme and Passchendaele, to others he was a stoic leader faced with almost insurmountable difficulties of the warfare of the age.
Whichever opinion holds sway in the public psyche, his despatches from the front, are gripping reading that drive to the heart of his character. Often fulsome of praise for the men under his command, Haig was reticent to give vent to failures in public; the despatches are very revelaing, whilst capturing all of the swings of fortune on the Western Front.
Author — Field-Marshal Earl Haig, Douglas, 1861-1928.
Text taken, whole and complete, from the edition published in London, J.M. Dent & sons ltd.; 1919.
Original Page Count – xvii and 378 pages
Illustrations — 10 maps and Illustrations.