Facebook Twitter Youtube Instagram Pinterest LinkedIn

Douglas Haig: Diaries & Letters 1861-1914 (Hardback)

1914

By Douglas Scott
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
Pages: 300
ISBN: 9781844154043
Published: 15th June 2006
Last Released: 1st August 2007

in_stock

£25.00


You'll be £25.00 closer to your next £10.00 credit when you purchase Douglas Haig: Diaries & Letters 1861-1914. What's this?

+£4 UK Delivery or free UK delivery if order is over £30
(click here for international delivery rates)

Need a currency converter? Check XE.com for live rates

Order within the next 3 hours, 31 minutes to get your order processed the next working day!

Other formats available - Buy the Hardback and get the eBook for free! Price
Douglas Haig: Diaries & Letters… Kindle (16.8 MB) Add to Basket £4.99
Douglas Haig: Diaries & Letters… ePub (8.4 MB) Add to Basket £4.99


As a young officer in the prestigious 21st Lancers (motto 'Death or Glory') Douglas Haig played a leading role in Kitchener's bold expedition which ended in the defeat of the Khalifa of Sudan at Omdurman. He described the action, as he did the whole campaign, vividly in words and diagrams which survived virtually untouched at the family home Bemersyde in the Borders. These letters and diaries allow the reader to trace Haig's career and developing character. What they reveal may well surprise his critics. Field Marshal Lord Haig will remain a hugely controversial figure due to his pre-eminent role during The Great War. He was a hugely popular public figure in the post WW1 years and revered by those who served under him. His death in 1928 was a major occasion for mourning. Only later was he heavily criticised for the slaughter of the trenches.

Reviewed on Roll of Honour

Roll of Honour, Michael D. Booker
Customers who bought this title also bought...

Other titles in Pen & Sword Military...