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Haig, the General"s progress

by Roger Morris

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Published by Seaview Books in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Haig, Alexander Meigs, -- 1924-,
  • United States. -- Army -- Biography.,
  • Statesmen -- United States -- Biography.,
  • Generals -- United States.

  • Edition Notes

    StatementRoger Morris.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE840.8.H24 M67, E840.8H24 M67
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxxv, 450 p.
    Number of Pages450
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22451219M
    ISBN 100872237532
    ISBN 109780872237537

    Haig was born in in Edinburgh. He was commissioned in the cavalry in and served both in the campaigns in the Sudan and in the Boer War in South Africa between and In he.   Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE (19th June - 29th January ), was a senior officer of the British Army. .

    About The Generals. A New York Times bestseller! An epic history of the decline of American military leadership—from the bestselling author of Fiasco and Churchill and Orwell. While history has been kind to the American generals of World War II—Marshall, Eisenhower, Patton, and Bradley—it has been less kind to the generals of the wars that followed, such as Koster, Franks, Sanchez, and.   It is a lasting tribute to Haig’s skills as a general that alone of all the original allied belligerents, the morale of the British Army never cracked and it was the only army capable of launching a massive sustained and ultimately victorious offensive in

    The President and Secretary Haig. The new President acknowledged his own lack of experience in international affairs, and nominated a recognized authority in the field, General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., as Secretary of State. Although Haig was a military man, he was politically adept and played a key role in domestic as well as foreign policy. 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. These essays on Haig's Generals will assist any battle guide or researcher seeking to give colour to the men behind the reputations. Western Front Association. As featured : £


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Haig, the General"s progress by Roger Morris Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book is a massive attack on Haig. It follows his career from his origins as an Haig Army officer to the most presigious cabinet post (the Sec. of State) with dreams of the Presidency. What so outrages Morris, who is essentially a conservative, is the way Haig got there/5(2). Start your review of Haig: The General's Progress.

Write a review. Ray rated it really liked it. Roger Morris had Al Haig figured out, and it’s obvious here. flag Like see review. Joe rated it liked it. A bit nitpicky, but it's a guy who deserves it/5(3).

Haig, the General's progress. Morris, Roger, Publication date. Topics. Haig, Alexander Meigs,United States. Army, Statesmen, Generals. : Haig, the General's progress (Book, ) [] Get this from a library. Haig, the General's progress.

[Roger Morris] -- This is the story of an ascent to power, with no pretense to. Alexander Haig's rapid rise from obscure army colonel to secretary of state has long been attributed to his proficiency at bureaucratic maneuvering—an impression that Morris, a former National Security Council aide and author of a book on Kissinger (Uncertain Greatness), does nothing to dispel.

CONTENTSChapter I - The Haig family - birth, eigth June, - early school-days - Clifton - Brasenose College, Oxford - Sandhurst, - a prophecy - yth Hussars - regimental officer in India - A.D.G.

to Inspector-General of Cavalry - Staff College, - another r II - Active service in Soudan - attracts Kitchener's attention - brevet-majority - Brigade Major at Aldershot Reviews: 1. Their books argued Haig was a curious, inventive soldier who had, in fact, appreciated the tactical Haig of machine guns and tanks.

Before he died, however, Haig himself gave his critics ammunition by clinging publicly and stubbornly to his outdated certainties. As late ashe was still capable of writing this about the future of warfare.

For them, it would have been easy to blame the British losses solely on General Haig, and many did just that. However many people saw him as a highly gifted soldier and leader, and there was a good side to Haig, for example, he did manage to eventually wear down the German army, and played a part in the result of World War 1.

The Allied plan foras laid out by commanders in chief, Marshal Joffre of the French army and General Sir Douglas Haig of the British, was to attempt to break through the German lines in the west by a massive offensive during the summer in the region of the River Somme. The Germans opened the Battle of Verdun, on February Field Marshall Haig's tactics for the battle of the Somme contained a bombardment against the German trenches for a week attempting to break through barbed wire and destroy the trenches.

This. Allied forces in a trench during the Battle of the Somme. In the Battle of the Somme, dear Douglas Haig sentBritish infantry-men into battle on the morning of July 1, (the first day.

Haig: the General's progress. [Roger Morris] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library.

Create lists, bibliographies and reviews: or Search WorldCat. Find items in libraries near you. Written in Decemberby Haig to the British Prime Minister after the Battle of the Somme A cartoon from a British Magazine published in1 ‘Was I stupid to fight at the Somme.

Surely there can be only one opinion. Archivist and Curator Laura Walker compares and contrasts the historical responses to Sir Douglas Haig, a controversial figure who led the Somme and Passchendaele offensives and under whose leadership the war was won. Factors of the triumph of justice for the rights and freedom of the people.

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.

About the Author 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 : £ In any case, Haig saw the necessity to calm the fears in other capitals.

So I thought the Secretary was approaching the issue as it was supposed to be addressed. In one of his conversation with [Counselor to the President and later Attorney General Edwin] Meese, Haig suggested that the Cabinet be convened, which was done.

In Augustwhen the war started, Haig was the general commanding the First Army Corps. He and his men fought at the Battle of Mons and the first Battle of Ypres. In DecemberHaig succeeded Sir John French as commander-in-chief of the British Army in the Western Front.

Haig had little time for new military ideas. This was written by David Lloyd George, British Prime Minster during the First World War, writing in his War Memoirs (). It gives us an idea of General Haig’s planning of war and he was incapable to be a great leader as immense a battlefield.

Douglas Haig was born in Edinburgh on 19 June into a wealthy family who owned a whisky business. He studied at Oxford University and in went to the Royal Military Academy at. A graduate of the Royal Military College at Sandhurst, Haig fought in the Sudan () and in the South African War (–) and held administrative posts in assigned to the War Office as director of military training (–09), he helped the war minister, Richard Burdon Haldane, establish a general staff, form the Territorial Army as a useful reserve, and organize an.Primary Sources General Douglas Haig.

Douglas Haig, the eleventh child of John Haig, the head of the successful whisky distilling company, was born in Edinburgh on 19th June Haig was sent to Clifton College in and entered Brasenose College five years later.

At Oxford University he led an active sporting and social life but left without taking a degree. Buy Haig's Generals (Pen & Sword Military Classics) by Beckett, Ian F., Corvi, Steven J. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on Reviews: