Garden City: Doubleday, Doran and Co., 1936. First American Edition. Hardcover. Octavo; pp; xiii, (iii), 381; frontispiece portrait, seven photographs, nine maps, one folding; black cloth, lettered in gilt; some light soiling, else, very good. Very good. Item #16184
Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE, ADC (1861 – 1928) was a British senior officer during the First World War. He commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) from 1915 to the end of the war. He was commander during the Battle of the Somme, the battle with one of the highest casualties in British military history, the Third Battle of Ypres and the Hundred Days Offensive, which led to the armistice in 1918 Although he had gained a reputation during the immediate post-war years, with his funeral becoming a day of national mourning, Haig has since the 1960s become an object of criticism for his leadership during the First World War.