Haig"s autograph Great War diary 1914-1919. by Haig, Douglas Sir

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Published by Harvester in Brighton .

Written in English

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  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography.,
  • Generals -- Great Britain -- Biography.

Edition Notes

NLS Acc.3155, no.96-97.

Book details

SeriesThe first World War : political, social and military manuscript sources. Series 1 : the Haig papers from the National Library of Scotland -- Pt.1, The first World War -- Pt.1.
ContributionsNational Library of Scotland.
The Physical Object
Pagination1 microfilm reel
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Open LibraryOL18636593M

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A diary entry every day. Haig wrote a daily diary entry throughout the Great War, starting in with the early days of the British Expeditionary Force.

Haig continued to write the diary until his return from France in Aprilwhen he was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the Home Forces. Accounts of battles.

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As a proponent of winning wars by taking the offensive, Haig, as C-i-C, secured the greatest victory ever gained by British arms in land warfare. I wonder if his contribution in the defensive fighting of the autumn ofwhen he was Corps Commander.

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