Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig K.G.B.
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Photogravure, with very large margins. Plate 440 x 325mm. 17¼ x 12¾". Staining and tears to margins.
Douglas Haig (1861-1928) the British Field Marshal whom by 1904 had become the youngest major general in the British Army. At the outbreak of the war in 1914, he helped organise the British Expeditionary Force. In 1915 he replaced Field-Marshall John French as Commander-in-Chief of the BEF and directed British campaigns including the Somme in 1916. After the war he devoted the rest of his life to the welfare of ex-servicemen, and was involved in the creation of the Royal British Legion, of which he was president until his death.
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