General Haig : News Photo

General Haig

Credit: 
Hulton Archive / Stringer
circa 1920: British General Douglas Haig (1861 - 1928). Haig, born in Edinburgh, was educated at Oxford and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst before embarking on his military career. He served in India and was then given command of the 1st Army Corps of the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium when hostilities began in 1914. He was promoted to General in the same year and eventually assumed command of the BEF. The British Prime Minister, Lloyd George, criticised Haig's handling of the battle of the Somme in 1916 and his command at Passchendale in 1917 but on his return from World War I Haig became commander in chief of home forces and was made Earl Haig (1919) and later Baron Haig of Bemersyde (1921). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Caption:
circa 1920: British General Douglas Haig (1861 - 1928). Haig, born in Edinburgh, was educated at Oxford and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst before embarking on his military career. He served in India and was then given command of the 1st Army Corps of the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium when hostilities began in 1914. He was promoted to General in the same year and eventually assumed command of the BEF. The British Prime Minister, Lloyd George, criticised Haig's handling of the battle of the Somme in 1916 and his command at Passchendale in 1917 but on his return from World War I Haig became commander in chief of home forces and was made Earl Haig (1919) and later Baron Haig of Bemersyde (1921). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Calculate priceView cart
Date created:
January 01, 1920
Editorial #:
3276342
Release info:
Not released.More information
Restrictions:
Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses.
License type:
Rights-managedRights-managed products are licensed with restrictions on usage, such as limitations on size, placement, duration of use and geographic distribution. You will be asked to submit information concerning your intended use of the product, which will determine the scope of usage rights granted.
Collection:
Hulton Archive
Credit:
Getty Images
Max file size:
1,933 x 2,945 px (26.85 x 40.90 in) - 72 dpi - 586 KB
Source:
Hulton Archive
Barcode:
HD0834
Object name:
martyn6/first/generals/haig/aa11

Keywords

This image is subject to copyright. Getty Images reserves the right to pursue unauthorized users of this image or clip, and to seek damages for copyright violations. To learn more about copyright and Getty Images’ enforcement program, click here. Availability for this image cannot be guaranteed until time of purchase.
British General Douglas Haig Haig born in Edinburgh was educated at... News Photo 32763421920-1929,Armed Forces,Army,Black And White,British Culture,British Military,Character,Clothing,Douglas Haig,General,Human Interest,Human Role,Males,Military,Military Uniform,Officer,One Person,People,Politics,Scottish,Single,Three Quarter Length,Vertical,World War IPhotographer Collection: Hulton Archive circa 1920: British General Douglas Haig (1861 - 1928). Haig, born in Edinburgh, was educated at Oxford and the Royal Military College at Sandhurst before embarking on his military career. He served in India and was then given command of the 1st Army Corps of the British Expeditionary Force in France and Belgium when hostilities began in 1914. He was promoted to General in the same year and eventually assumed command of the BEF. The British Prime Minister, Lloyd George, criticised Haig's handling of the battle of the Somme in 1916 and his command at Passchendale in 1917 but on his return from World War I Haig became commander in chief of home forces and was made Earl Haig (1919) and later Baron Haig of Bemersyde (1921). (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)