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Gary Mead was a journalist for the Financial Times for 10 years and has worked extensively with the BB.

Journalist and historian Mead gives us a more nuanced Haig, an intelligent, seasoned veteran and military administrator, well aware of the many innovations in military practice, including the machine gun.

The Good Soldier re-examines Haig's record in these battles and presents his predicament with a fresh eye. More importantly, it re-evaluates Haig himself, exploring the nature of the man, turning to both his early life and army career before 1914, as well as his unstinting work on behalf o. . More importantly, it re-evaluates Haig himself, exploring the nature of the man, turning to both his early life and army career before 1914, as well as his unstinting work on behalf of ex-servicemen's organizations after 1918. Finally, in this definitive biography, the man emerges from the myth.

The Good Soldier - Gary Mead.

The Good Soldier: The Biography of Douglas Haig. Haig has frequently been presented as a commander who sent his troops to slaughter in vast numbers at the Somme in 1916 and at Passchendaele the following year. The Good Soldier re-examines Haig's record in these battles and presents his predicament with a fresh eye. The Good Soldier - Gary Mead.

Previous biographies of him have been hagiography. So Mead has entered muddy, bloody ground. How does he fare? Admirably

Previous biographies of him have been hagiography. The critics have been as extreme. The journalist Andrew Grimes maintained in 1998 that arguably killed as many of his own men as Stalin and Hitler put together. How does he fare? Admirably. His many hours among the Haig papers epitomise the military maxim that time spent in reconnaissance is never wasted. To industry he adds experience. He was a journalist on the Financial Times for a.

The Good Soldier : The Biography of Douglas Haig. By (author) Gary Mead. Gary Mead was a journalist for the Financial Times for ten years and has worked extensively with the BBC. He is the author of The Doughboys: America and the First World War (2000). Close X. Learn about new offers and get more deals by joining our newsletter.

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Haig commanded the British Army in France for much of the First World War and remained a robustly popular figure at the time of his .

Haig commanded the British Army in France for much of the First World War and remained a robustly popular figure at the time of his death in 1928. It was only much later, in the 1960s, that he was recast in the role of the unthinking butcher sending his cheerful Tommies to the slaughter on the Somme and at Passchaendaele. Common terms and phrases.

Posterity has not been kind to Douglas Haig, Commander of the British Army on the Western Front for much of the First World War. He was caricatured in Oh What A Lovely War! as a greedy and ruthless manipulator, selling tickets to the war then looking on from safety behind the lines. In Blackadder Goes Forth, he was satirised as General 'Insanity' Haig, merrily flicking toy soldiers into a bin as he constructed his battle plans. However, as Gary Mead's biography shows, in his own day Haig was a hero, who won the war. In this definitive account, Gary Mead combines insight and even-handedness to offer what is long overdue: a considered, compelling and comprehensive portrait of Britain's most controversial military leader.
The Good Soldier: The Biography of Douglas Haig download epub
Leaders & Notable People
Author: Gary Mead
ISBN: 1843542803
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Leaders & Notable People
Language: English
Publisher: Atlantic Books (November 8, 2007)
Pages: 528 pages