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093: December 2011/January 2012

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The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army

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Reviewed by David Filsell. In the last four years three new biographies of Douglas Haig have been published. Each, of the works helps mark the fact that the Field Marshal is being seen not as ‘butcher and bungler’ but as a figure of historical importance and deserving of sober unemotional analysis. Douglas Haig’s post-Great War reputation has fol…


106: July 2016 Special Edition

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'Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and BEF Logistical Development during the Great War' with Rob Thompson

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Rob Thompson: Ambrosia and Ulcers: Douglas Haig and BEF Logistical Development during the Great War Facing his first mid-life crisis Rob took a degree in Politics & Contemporary history graduating with a First. It was there that he blindly stumbled into the world of military history and the Great War which he ended up teaching at the Universit…


Douglas Haig War Diaries and Letters 1914-1918

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ISBN: 0 297 84702 3  HB 550 pages £25.00  Published by Weindenfeld & Nicholson. Edited by Gary Sheffield & John Bourne. No one General has suffered such vilification over the years as Douglas Haig. In this most recent edited version of his famous, some would say infamous diaries the reader at last comes to see the man for what he was, a ma…


‘Understanding’ The 1991 Presidential Address delivered by the Honorary President John Terraine

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[This article first appeared in Stand To! 34 Spring 1992 pp7-12] I think I have to begin with an apology today. It is addressed to any of you who may have come to this meeting hoping that they would be hearing about the Aisne, the Department of Northern France named after a quiet, pretty river, noted for its fishing, which in 1914 became the scene…