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Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

(1861-1928), Field Marshal

20th Century Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 64 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 John Edwards - NPG x182288

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by John Edwards - NPG x182289

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Montabone - NPG x182263

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Molkenteller, Hammes & Co - NPG x182281

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Molkenteller, Hammes & Co
albumen cabinet card, 1900s
NPG x182281

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by H. Walter Barnett - NPG x182279

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by H. Walter Barnett
bromide print on card mount, 1903
NPG x182279

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by H. Walter Barnett - NPG x182265

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by H. Walter Barnett
platinotype print on card mount, 1910s
NPG x182265

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Unknown photographer - NPG x182261

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Unknown photographer
postcard print with embroidery, 1914-1918
NPG x182261

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by H. Walter Barnett - NPG x45283

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by H. Walter Barnett
vintage bromide print, 1915-1920
NPG x45283

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by H. Walter Barnett - NPG x45429

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Walter Stoneman, for  James Russell & Sons - NPG Ax39017

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x15159

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
vintage print, 16 January 1917
NPG x15159

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x84291

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

by Bassano Ltd
bromide print, 16 January 1917
NPG x84291

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, by Bassano Ltd - NPG x32883

Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

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

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