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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 Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1925
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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1925
NPG x168031

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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 (née 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