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Douglas Haig: From the Somme to Victory

Posted on centenarynews.com on 07 July 2016
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Author: Gary Sheffield
Publication Date: 19 May 2016

Publisher's Description:

'Douglas Haig is the single most controversial general in British history. In 1918, after his armies had played a major role in the First World War, he was feted as a saviour. But within twenty years his reputation was in ruins, and it has never recovered.
Drawing on previously unknown private letters and new scholarship unavailable when The Chief was first published, eminent First World War historian Gary Sheffield reassesses Haig’s reputation, assessing his critical role in preparing the army for war.'

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