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Douglas Haig : War Diaries and Letters 1914-1918

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Douglas Haig : War Diaries and Letters 1914-1918
Edited by Gary Sheffield and John Bourne.

The name Douglas Haig arouses more passion - both for and against - than that of any other soldier in the history of the British Army. Opposing historians have drawn on his diaries as evidence to argue their particular cases, but now, at long last, we have a comprehensive edition of hid diaries and letters, edited by two distinguished military historians, which allows readers to judge for themselves.

The war diaries of Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army on the Western Front for the vital final three years of the First World War, begin with the early, tentative days of the British Expeditionary Force in July-August 1914. They end after the Armistice in November 1918, with the Allied forces finally victorious.

Samples of a couple of entries;

- (undated) July 1916 - The war must be continued until Germany is vanquished to such an extent as to be obliged to accept whatever terms the Allies may dictate to her.

- 22 August 1916 - A return is compiled by my Intelligence Branch shows that whereas a German Division is worn out in 4 1/2 days opposite the British, opposite the French they last very much longer, sometimes 3 weeks!

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Douglas Haig : War Diaries and Letters 1914-1918
Edited by Gary Sheffield and John Bourne.

The name Douglas Haig arouses more passion - both for and against - than that of any other soldier in the history of the British Army. Opposing historians have drawn on his diaries as evidence to argue their particular cases, but now, at long last, we have a comprehensive edition of hid diaries and letters, edited by two distinguished military historians, which allows readers to judge for themselves.

The war diaries of Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army on the Western Front for the vital final three years of the First World War, begin with the early, tentative days of the British Expeditionary Force in July-August 1914. They end after the Armistice in November 1918, with the Allied forces finally victorious.

Samples of a couple of entries;

- (undated) July 1916 - The war must be continued until Germany is vanquished to such an extent as to be obliged to accept whatever terms the Allies may dictate to her.

- 22 August 1916 - A return is compiled by my Intelligence Branch shows that whereas a German Division is worn out in 4 1/2 days opposite the British, opposite the French they last very much longer, sometimes 3 weeks!

Condition:
Used: good
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
0

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