He later claimed that these doubts had gone back to the Boer War but there appears to have been an element of later embellishment about this; Haig who had criticised Kitchener, Roberts and others had in fact praised French during the Boer War and had welcomed his appointment as CIGS in I will talk about the evidences and explain why many people view both sides and if he deserves the title or not.
Overall, there is still a debate between he is a butcher or he was just doing his job. This was also the view of Lord Kitchener, so Robertson received the promotion.
Haig, who had been knighted for his work at the War Office, was promoted to lieutenant-general in November Haig had wanted a reserve ofmen, but Haldane settled for a more realisticEventually, perhaps influenced by reports of French troop disturbances at Verdun, Haig agreed to attack on 29 June later put back until 1 July.
There are more and more evidences to support both sides of opinion. Haig crossed over to Le Havre. He thought he was successful, but he was not. As an intimate of Haldane Haig was able to ensure high priority for cavalry, less for artillery, contrary to the advice of Lord Roberts now retired as Commander-in-Chief whose views were no longer very welcome because his campaign for conscription had made life hard for Haldane.
This was the highest number of casualties ever recorded in British history in a single battle. Arguments continued over the British taking over more front line from the French. There was an obvious genius for pure generalship which has made Sir Douglas Haig fit to rank with any general of past or modern times.
The magazine was published inmany years after the Battle of Somme. Battle of Loos The war was not going well — besides the failure at Cape Helles landing 25 AprilBulgaria had joined the Central Powers Serbia was soon overrun and Italian attacks on the Isonzo had made negligible progress.
And the photo might not be real, or it was just created by the government to raise the support to Haig. Haig was also influenced by the fact that the Germans had called off their offensive when they were on the verge of success, and he drew the lesson that attacks needed to be kept up so long as there was any chance of success.
Haig and Robertson hoped that this would be the start of a new and more professional management of the war. He drove on his subordinates, including Ivor Maxse, when he thought them lacking in "fighting spirit".
French and Haig would have preferred to renew the attack at Aubers Ridge. Given that over 50 thousands soldiers died on the first day, Haig as the leader of the team, P. Although the author might not be seeing the war time, it is reliable and it can be trusted that Haig was doing a great job during the war.
Joffre was not pleased and called another conference 11 July to urge a British attack on Loos. The writer says that Haig led his team and Britain to victory and he is the hero of us.
A photograph cannot represent the whole thing. This source is also reliable because it was written in Decemberright after the war ended. This is also reliable, because it was written inwhich was after the battle of the Somme. There were no other contingency plans — Haig and Kitchener proposed that the BEF would be better positioned to counter-attack in Amiens.
But no one cared to make a legend out of that. Did General Haig deserve to be the Butcher of the Somme? This was just in time, as it later turned out that Petain at Verdun was warning the French government that the "game was up" unless the British attacked. It was taken on 12th Aprila few months after the war ended.
However, this might not be such reliable as the other evidences.
He wrote this on Julywhich was the first month of the battle of the Somme. The cream of the British manhood was shattered in less than six hours. Although it was General Douglas Haig, who sent them to their death, there might be some misunderstanding in between.
There are more and more evidences to support both sides of opinion. Here are some pieces of evidence to support this point of view. They human cost of the Britain and French were also very high.
He tried his best and put a lot of effort on the planning and war, so that Britain had its victory at last.I believe General Haig did deserve to be named Butcher of the Somme for several reasons.
Firstly because of the number of casualties, secondly because of his naivety not to change his tactics and lastly due to the poor planning by Haig. General Haig does not deserve the reputation as a butcher! Haig has the reputation of leading men to their death at the Battle of the Somme because of his poor battle tactics and allowing the men to walk across no man’s land making it.
Did General Haig deserve to be the Butcher of the Somme 1 JulyBattle of Somme started, fought by the armies of the British and French empires against the German Empire. It took place on either side of the River Somme in France, and it ended on 18 November Did General Haig deserve to be the Butcher of the Somme?
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introduction. It took place on either side of the River Somme in France, and it ended on. Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE (/ h eɪ ɡ /; 19 June – 29 January ) was a senior officer of the British Army.
During the First World War he commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) on the Western Front from late until the end of the war. Haig wasn’t inexcusable with the tragedies that did transpire and the errors of judgement that compounded his command at various points during the war but to bill him as the ‘Butcher of the Somme’ is a bit heavy handed.Download