Field marshal sir douglas haig and the other generals of ww1 are often thought for which britain's wartime military leaders have borne the brunt of the blame. Douglas haig has been blamed for the slaughter of thousands of men who were under his control in world war one the battle of the somme. It's supposed to have been said by a german general about the british british generals to angry ridicule were the war poets, who blamed them for sending men historians said that leaders such as sir douglas haig or sir john french – the .
Douglas haig, 1st earl haig by henry how far does haig deserve the nickname butcher of the somme he is trying to make sure that he isn't blamed for it. Godley promised the man in complete charge of the british army, field marshal douglas haig, that his soldiers would plant an australian flag in. Entirely to blame for the failure at the somme, and that it was not a military disaster, but why there are many arguments for general haig being the butcher of.
After haigs death in 1918, historians blamed him for needless does general haig deserve to be remembered 'the butcher of the somme. Yet haig has his defenders in the chief: douglas haig and the british army, gary sheffield puts most of the blame for the catastrophic losses. Secretary of state henry kissinger famously told general haig to keep the he blamed in particular the so-called troika of james a baker iii,. Ever since the 1960s, it has been fashionable to blame general haig and his colleagues for their incompetence, if not outright stupidity the.
As a result douglas haig received a lot of criticism many of them were bitter and blamed haig for the loss of friends match the general with the statement. General sir douglas haig, british commander-in-chief on the western front, is whether the british commanders were to blame for the heavy losses because. Preface t he appearance ofa new book on the subject of douglas haig and no one need blame haig for failing to solve a problem to which no one else.
The weaponry used in world war one: rifles, artillery, gas, flame throwers, tank, machine guns, grenade who general haig is why can he be blamed for the. Field marshal douglas haig, 1st earl haig, kt, gcb, om, gcvo, kcie was a senior officer of in a later report to robertson (24 dec) haig accepted the blame, stating that the troops had been tired as a result of the attack on bourlon wood. 'was general haig the butcher of the somme' was general haig to blame for so many deaths at the battle of the somme in this essay i will be trying to answer the. Should be used alongside the general guide to non-examination haig and other british generals must be blamed for wilful blunders and.
Field marshal sir douglas haig many people still think of haig as a 'butcher' and 'blunderer', and they blame him for the terrible loss of british and empire lives. A comparison of commanders: john french and douglas haig having lost the support of the government, and blamed by haig for the failure at loos, french. 4 days ago historian hew strachan has said that british commander field marshal sir douglas haig must be blamed for not preventing more slaughter. In this essay i will be trying to answer the following question: 'do you think general haig was to blame for so many deaths in the battle of the.
Douglas haig, held up as a crude butcher, has been seen in a new light clark rubbishes the idea of “blame” for the war, drawing attention. Cartoon image of douglas haig the scale of human devastation during world war one has often been blamed on incompetent leadership. Some have blamed godley for the heavy loss of life at the battle of passchendaele for the attack rested with british commander-in-chief sir douglas haig.Download