Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, the commander of the
British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front for much of the
First World War. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander
who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in
1916 and at Passchendaele the following year. The Good Soldier
re-examines Haig's record in these battles and presents his
predicament with a fresh eye. More importantly, it re-evaluates
Haig himself, exploring the nature of the man, turning to both his
early life and army career before 1914, as well as his unstinting
work on behalf of ex-servicemen's organizations after 1918.
Finally, in this definitive biography, the man emerges from the
Is the information for this product incomplete, wrong or inappropriate?
Let us know about it.
Does this product have an incorrect or missing image?
Send us a new image.
Is this product missing categories?
Add more categories.
Review This Product
No reviews yet - be the first to create one!