Years Since The Battle Of Mons

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British General Douglas Haig . Haig, born in Edinburgh, was educated... News Photo1920-1929,Adult,Adults Only,Archival,Armed Forces,Army,Black And White,British Military,Clothing,Douglas Haig,General,Human Role,Military,Military Uniform,Officer,One Man Only,One Person,People,Politics,Three Quarter Length,Uniform,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)