A war diary kept by field marshal douglas haig during the first world war has been included in an online register of globally important documents the edinburgh-born army commander's diary is a record of pivotal battles including the somme and passchendaele. Douglas haigs command pages wars of marlborough, frederick the great, and wellington 1916-1918 must eclipse for centuries to come the world's interest ^the battle of cambrai one-man battles in previous wars cast on a napoleonic or moderate scale in regard to number. At the time the war ended, most people in britain felt that it had been a great victory most people thought that it had been a war for justice.
Sir henry rawlinson was born in 1864 his father was a diplomat rawlinson joined the british army and served pre-world war one in india, the sudan (1898) and in the second boer war. War history online - the place for military history news and views. Although admittedly 1918 is not the broadest of chapters in his work, i found 'douglas haig and the first world war jp harris cup 2008 a very interesting read on the subject. Haigs tactics were alright but they didn't actually work very well he was reluctant to believe that the barbed wire was destroyed, for example, even though it wasn't the statue is a horrible.
Primary documents - marshal foch's introduction to sir douglas haig's republished despatches, 1919 with the republication of british western front commander-in-chief sir douglas haig's despatches in book form at the close of 1919 a special introduction was attached to haig's own preface, written by the allied supreme commander ferdinand foch. Don farr, the silent general: horne of the first army - a biography of haig's trusted great war comrade-in-armshelion & company limited, solihull, 2007 352 pp £2500. Andrew haig is also quoted by liddell-hart in his 'a history of the first world war' as commenting on the machine-gun saying that it was a much overrated weapon and that two per battalion were more than sufficient. The battle of amiens was an allied victory that helped bring an end to world war i following the second battle of the marne, the allies launched an attack in august 1918 with a force of 75,000. Reddit is also anonymous so you can be yourself, with your reddit profile and persona disconnected from your real-world identity jump to content my subreddits.
By 1914 the british army had a great deal of experience fighting conflicts all over the empire but nothing on the sheer scale of world war one a new style of conflict the pre-war british army was. The somme the strategy that haig employed at the somme was a terrible one after a week of constant artillery fire onto the german trenches, haig was so confident in his victory that he ordered his men to walk into no mans land in divisions, ready to mop up any wounded german soldiers. Douglas haig, 1st earl haig lived from 19 june 1861 to 29 january 1928 a professional solider, he was commander of the british forces in france and belgium during the latter half of the first world war, and he remains a highly controversial figure. Chart and diagram slides for powerpoint - beautifully designed chart and diagram s for powerpoint with visually stunning graphics and animation effects our new crystalgraphics chart and diagram slides for powerpoint is a collection of over 1000 impressively designed data-driven chart and editable diagram s guaranteed to impress any audience. Douglas, monday we stood on the hillside beyond greeba, in man, surveying the whole stretch of knockaloe camp, the great and strange cosmopolitan town where the streets are formed of double-ribbed.
The hundred days offensive was the final period of the first world war, during which the allies launched a series of offensives against the central powers on the western front from 8 august to 11 november 1918, beginning with the battle of amiens. At the beginning of world war one in 1914, haig commanded the first army corps in december of 1915 questions were being raised about how well the war was being fought on the 10th december a new commander of the british was appointed - douglas haig. Denis winter's nickname in great war history circles is the self-appointed witchfinder general of the great war it's not catchy, but it's pretty accurate this book is a nonsense that would be ridiculous were it not worryingly popular.
But of course the world—including the british—did go to war again for all the slaughter, haig's war had been inconclusive and had to be fought again and after this one, the sea changes set in motion by the first of the world wars became starkly apparent. Roads to the great war is part of the worldwar1com (link) family of websites and periodicals it is produced by an editorial team, growing for over a decade, that includes: michael hanlon, kimball worcester, david beer, tony langley, donna wagner, and diane rooney. The son of the british commander at the somme has defended his father on the eve of the battle's 90th anniversary field marshal douglas haig's role in the world war i battle has made him a controversial military figure haig - buried at dryburgh abbey in the borders - was a hero at the end of the.
Douglas haig quotes british - soldier june 19 , 1861 - january 28 , 1928 the idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory. Great commanders douglas haig: the chief field marshal sir douglas haig commanded the british army when it achieved arguably its greatest victories, those over the germans on the western front during the first world war (1914-18. In 1919, amid the welter of war-related memoirs produced in the conflict's aftermath, haig was persuaded to republish each of his despatches in book form for the first time (they were issued as supplements to the london gazette during wartime.