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Well-balanced assessment of a controversial figure,
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This review is from: The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army (Hardcover)
If all you know of Haig is the caricature (as it was for me) this book is an eye-opener. Not because it white-washes Haig (Gary Sheffield is assiduous in pointing out Haig's shortcomings and mistakes), but at least in showing that there is another side.
The story of Haig's ten years of life after the War is very interesting. It is another piece of evidence which suggests that we have to be careful not to project the anti-war and pacifist sentiments of the 30's back onto the 20's.
As some reviewers have noted, the maps were rather skimpy, and as the text goes into great detail about various battles, accompanying maps would have been useful.