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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

(1861-1928), Field Marshal

Sitter in 61 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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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32884

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32886

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32887

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32888

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32889

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32890

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32893

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32894

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32896

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32897

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

'F.M. Earl Haig arrives at Cologne on a tour of inspection of the "Army of Occupation"', published by Realistic Travels - NPG 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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig; François Paul Anthoine, published by Underwood & Underwood - NPG x134765

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig; François Paul Anthoine

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Madame Yevonde - NPG x182261

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Madame Yevonde
postcard print with embroidery, 1920s
NPG x182261

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x121103

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x121104

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x121105

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x121106

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

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