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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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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; François 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

x182288

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by John Edwards
vintage bromide print on card mount, circa 1885
NPG x182288

x182289

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by John Edwards
vintage bromide print on card mount, circa 1885
NPG x182289

x182280

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by G.G. Lange
albumen cabinet card, 1890s
NPG x182280

x182263

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Montabone
vintage bromide print on card mount, circa 1898
NPG x182263