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  • a well meaningbut out-dated general who lacked the intelligence and ideas to win a clear victory in this new type of warfare
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  • a well meaning but out-dated general who lacked the intelligence and ideas to win a clear victory in this new type of warfare
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  • MODERN HISTORIAN , ANTHONY LIVESEY, GREAT BATTLES OF WW1 : 1989
  • perhaps his greatest weakness was his optimism
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  • NEW ZEALAND OFFICER WHO FOUGHT UNDER GENERAL HAIG. WRITTEN AFTER THE WAR
  • I do not think the generals who send us over the top know what it is like down here
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  • BRITISH SOLDIER WHO FOUGHT FOR GENERAL HAIG
  • this is a war of attrition and it was about who could stand it the longest
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  • THE EXPRESS NEWSPAPER, NOVEMBER 1998
  • blinkered view
  • tried his best
  • away from the fighting
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GENERAL HAIG DEFENDED BY SON K

  • INTERVIEW RECORED BY BBC NEWS, SCOTLAND, 30TH JUNE 2006
  • the country could not get better than him and the Somme broke the backs of the Germans
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  • TELEGRAM SENT BY THE BRITISH PRIME MINISTER LLOYD GEORGE TO THE BRITISH SOLDIERS DURING THE BATTLE OF THE SOMME 1916
  • I would like to congratulate you on the achievement and success you have made with such terrible weather
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