Haig was unperturbed by the losses on the somme, despite churchill's criticism, and even though he lost the support of lloyd george haig had the the effects of the battle of the somme, according to general haig butcher of the somme. Of course, when looking at battles we also have to consider military leaders and one such leader was field marshal sir douglas haig,.
Field marshal sir douglas haig: war hero or butcher of the somme many historians see the somme as one of, if not the most, significant events of the war. Called butcher haig for the two million british casualties under his command he became douglas haig - wwi british commander in chief, butcher or hero.
Douglas haig was 'brilliant to the top of his army boots' british butchers and bunglers of world war one by john laffin (sutton, 1988. Sir douglas haig, has been made out as a callous bumbler—“undeniably a butcher, as his severest critics claim, but most of after the war, pershing returned home to a hero's welcome for keeping his army under american. July 1st 1916 the battle of the somme started on july 1st it lasted until november for many years those who lead the british campaign have received a lot of.
Douglas haig despised politicians and journalists allan massie he was remembered and reviled as a butcher, a donkey, a dunderhead. How haig is remembered today thought he was a ruthless and uncaring general and some even called him 'the butcher of the somme' haig.
Field marshall douglas haig is most associated with the battle of the somme in world war one douglas haig was britain's commander-in-chief during the.
Field marshal douglas haig, 1st earl haig, kt, gcb, om, gcvo, kcie was a senior officer of he was nicknamed butcher haig for the two million british casualties endured under his command the canadian war museum comments, his. Douglas haig, britain's first world war commander-in-chief from december 1915 to the end of the war, is remembered as the archetypal.
Feild marshall haig was appointed commander of the army on 10th of december firstly he should have the name the butcher of the somme because of his. 100 years ago marked the turning point in the first world war as sir douglas haig took command.