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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 Unknown photographer - NPG x137997

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Unknown photographer
postcard print, circa 1924
NPG x137997

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x21919

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1925
NPG x21919

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Walter Stoneman - NPG x168031

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Walter Stoneman
bromide print, 1925
NPG x168031

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd, copy by  Bassano Ltd - NPG x175773

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd, copy by Bassano Ltd
half-plate film copy negative, 20 September 1963 (16 January 1917)
NPG x175773

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, published by Illustrated London News, after  John St Helier Lander - NPG D35109

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, after Francis Dodd - NPG D35107

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

after Francis Dodd
four-colour halftone, 1917
NPG D35107

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie - NPG D18014

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie
colour relief halftone cigarette card, 1926
NPG D18014

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, supplement to Illustrated London News, after  John St Helier Lander - NPG D35108

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

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'Men who are making History'

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

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'Soldiers of the King'

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

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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Walter Stoneman
negative, 1914
NPG x449

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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

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

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

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