Haig's Generals

Haig's Generals

by Ian Beckett

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An in-depth study of Douglas Haig's army commanders on the Western Front during the First World War. Assesses their careers and characters, looks critically at their performance in command and examines their relationship with their subordinates and with Haig himself. Chapters are devoted to Allenby, Byng, Birdwood, Gough, Horne, Monro, Plumer, Rawlinson and Smith-Dorrien. Offers a fascinating insight into the mentality of these men and into their methods as they sought a solution to the problem of war on the Western Front. A fascinating and original contribution to the history of the war in the trenches.

Contributors include:

John Bourne, Matthew Hughes, John Lee, William Philpott, Simon Robbins, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins, Ian F. W. Beckett, Steven J. Corvi.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781783034918
Publisher: Pen and Sword
Publication date: 07/19/2007
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 224
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Ian F. W. Beckett & Steven J. Corvi are both authors and military historians.

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Haig's Generals 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
CharlesFerdinand on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
A collection of short biographies of all generals who held Army command under Haig as CinC of the BEF. As such it is extremely useful if you want to know more about these persons, but don't have the time or inclination to read a series of biographies.Its strength is also its weakness: as all biographies are written by different contributors, there is little comparison or a general view on British High Command, or Haig's performance. Also, as in many biographies, the authors tend to be apologetic about 'their' general.