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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig (1861-1928), Field Marshal

Sitter in 49 portraits
Commissioned into a cavalry regiment in 1885, by 1904 Haig had become the youngest major general in the British Army. On the outbreak of war in 1914, he helped organise the British Expeditionary Force (BEF), commanded by Field-Marshal John French. In 1915 he replaced French as Commander-in-Chief of the BEF and directed British campaigns including the Somme in 1916. Haig's tactics in these battles were and still are considered controversial by many including the then Prime Minister Lloyd George. After the war Haig 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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1801a

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Mrs Graham Smith
watercolour, 1894
NPG 1801a

1954

General Officers of World War I

by John Singer Sargent
oil on canvas, 1922
On display in Room 30 at the National Portrait Gallery
NPG 1954

2908(17)

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by John Singer Sargent
pencil, circa 1922
NPG 2908(17)

x45283

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
vintage bromide print, 1915-1920
NPG x45283

x45429

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Henry Walter ('H. Walter') Barnett
bromide print with overpainting, rephotographed, 1915-1920
NPG x45429

Ax39017

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Walter Stoneman, for James Russell & Sons
bromide print, circa 1916
NPG Ax39017

x15159

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 16 January 1917
NPG x15159

x84291

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 16 January 1917
NPG x84291

x32883

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32883

x32884

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32884

x32886

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32886

x32887

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32887

x32888

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32888

x32889

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32889

x32890

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32890

x32893

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32893

x32894

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32894

x32896

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32896

x32897

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 16 January 1917
NPG x32897

x26382

'F.M. Earl Haig arrives at Cologne on a tour of inspection of the "Army of Occupation"'

published by Realistic Travels
printing-out paper stereoscopic card, circa 1918
NPG x26382

x134765

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig; Francois Paul Anthoine

published by Underwood & Underwood
albumen stereoscopic card, circa 1918
NPG x134765

x136655

'F M Sir Douglas Haig, inspecting sailors who took part in the raids on Ostend and Zeebrugge'

published by Realistic Travels
printing-out paper stereoscopic card, 1918
NPG x136655

x121103

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 July 1921
NPG x121103

x121104

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 July 1921
NPG x121104

x121105

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 July 1921
NPG x121105

x121106

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 19 July 1921
NPG x121106

x21919

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1925
NPG x21919

x168031

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1925
NPG x168031

x137997

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Unknown photographer
vintage postcard print, 1930s
NPG x137997

D35109

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

published by Illustrated London News, after John St Helier Lander
offset lithograph, published 1916
NPG D35109

D35107

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

after Francis Dodd
four-colour halftone, 1917
NPG D35107

D18014

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Alick P.F. Ritchie
cigarette card, 1926
NPG D18014

D35108

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

supplement to Illustrated London News, after John St Helier Lander
chromolithograph, published 4 February 1928
NPG D35108

x193603

'Men who are making History'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, circa 1914
NPG x193603

x193604

'Soldiers of the King'

published by Rotary Photographic Co Ltd
vintage postcard print, circa 1914
NPG x193604

x449

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1914
NPG x449

x32885

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass transparency, 16 January 1917
NPG x32885

x32891

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass transparency, 16 January 1917
NPG x32891

x32892

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass transparency, 16 January 1917
NPG x32892

x32895

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass transparency, 16 January 1917
NPG x32895

x32898

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass transparency, 16 January 1917
NPG x32898

x127819

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 April 1919
NPG x127819

x32500

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 9 April 1919
NPG x32500

x81118

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig; Dorothy Maud (nee Vivian), Countess Haig

by Bassano Ltd
whole-plate glass negative, 24 November 1922
NPG x81118

x175773

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd, copy by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film negative, 20 September 1963
NPG x175773