An in-depth study of Douglas Haig's army commanders on the Western Front during the First World War. Assesses their careers and characters, looks critically at their performance in command and examines their relationship with their subordinates and with Haig himself. Chapters are devoted to Allenby, Byng, Birdwood, Gough, Horne, Monro, Plumer, Rawlinson and Smith-Dorrien. Offers a fascinating insight into the mentality of these men and into their methods as they sought a solution to the problem of war on the Western Front. A fascinating and original contribution to the history of the war in the trenches.
John Bourne, Matthew Hughes, John Lee, William Philpott, Simon Robbins, Gary Sheffield, Peter Simkins, Ian F. W. Beckett, Steven J. Corvi.
As featured inStand To! Western Front Assc No.110
For those who subscribe to the 'Haig was an incompetent butcher' opinion, this book will perhaps open minds and bring realities of Haig's situation into focus.Western Front Association
These essays on Haig's Generals will assist any battle guide or researcher seeking to give colour to the men behind the reputations.
As featured in.The British Journal for Military History Vol 2 Issue 3
As seen on.The Long, Long Trail
A reader with a general interest in the First World War will find this a highly enjoyable and stimulating work.News Letter (Belfast)