Field Marshal Earl Haig (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

Field Marshal Earl Haig (Cassell Military Paperbacks)

by PhilipWarner (Author)

Synopsis

The commander of the British forces on the Western Front from late 1915 to the end of the First World War, Haig has been reviled and revered in equal measure. Often critical of Haig, Philip Warner's biography is nonetheless scrupulously fair. The portrait that emerges is of a flawed but courageous individual who almost certainly achieved as much as anyone could have done under the circumstances. Haig withstood the strain of high command at hideous personal cost and was ultimately ground down by the burden. As Warner reveals, Haig probably hastened his own premature death by the energy with which he dedicated himself to the welfare of his former soldiers.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Phoenix
Published: 08 Feb 2001

ISBN 10: 030435645X
ISBN 13: 9780304356454
Book Overview: Haig remains a deeply controversial figure This is a balanced and comprehensive biography by well known military historian (and Daily Telegraph obituarist) Philp Warner

Author Bio
Philip Warner served in the Far East and was a senior lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is the author of many books, including biographies of Kitchener, Auchinleck and Horrocks and histories of the First and Second World Wars.