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An awakening, 7 May 2013
With so many anniversaries of the Great War soon to be upon us, this book is not before time. Haig deserves a better press than he has had since the Thirties and onward.
Haig won for us the Great War - that is what Generals are meant to do. Merely to understand more completely what Haig and the High Command had to deal with in this industrial war puts to bed the somewhat hackneyed 'Lions led by Donkeys' mantra. Some Donkey.
Gary Sheffield's book should be compulsory reading at all levels from school to Government - particularly this Government whose watchword for the coming anniversaries seems to be 'we don't want to upset the Germans nor make it too warlike'. They are missing the whole point. This book does not shirk the point that we won the Great War.