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Haig 'had vision and energy'

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The commonly held perception of WWI British commander Douglas Haig, as seen in the likes of the comedy Blackadder, was as an inarticulate, upper-class, charmless Scot, whose sole military strategy was to attack the strongly defended German trenches with massed waves of unprotected British infantry.

The University of Birmingham's Professor Gary Sheffield, author of The Chief, examines whether this is a fair representation.


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