Haig

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  1. Tiger

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    Sorry if this has been disscussed before

    Haig, highly skilled leader or a butcher of brave men?
     
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    Both... Reminds me of a turn of the century Georgie Patton....
     
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    Patton was a good General don't insult the man by calling Haig a turn of the century Patton the only reason Haig hung on was because he was a buddy of the King
     
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    This is quite true, but u took my meaning waaayyy too literally pb...
     
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    I think that Haig was a good leader but his tactics were out of date and didn't fit a modern war. Those out of date tactics lead to the massive loss of life on the Somme.
     
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    Aurthur Currie though was a man's general, and he led from the front. He had a good head for a situation and had no time at all for bullshit. He didn't mind telling his superiors, including Haig, exactly what he thought. He didn't callously throw men's lives away either.
     
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    Love the siggy NS..... Much better than hussars, BUT......

    You only get a few drops rather than opening the whole can....
     

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    Ah well. I'll take what I can get.
     
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    Think Lloyd George wanted to replace Haig at the end of 1917 but didn't have anyone better to put in his place. Something of a backhanded compliment but it does say a lot.
     
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