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Was Douglas haig a good leader?

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Haig shouldn't be blamed for the Somme because a lot of the reasons were from the war conditions when the soldiers having to carry a load of equipment to try and keep themselves safe and kill the Germans that was causing the soldiers to move really slow. The first rehearsals for the war were unrealistic because the soldiers weren't properly trained; it wasn't Haig's fault from how they act. Every time the British took land from them, the Germans counter would attack. That wasn't Haig's fault as the Germans were just being competitive. Haig had to change their plans as the Germans were fighting the French. Haig had France as their allies so Haig helped out the French to plan their attacks where they wanted them to happen. The British were having more of them die than the Germans.

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This is a subject which has caused a lot of controversy over the years .

He ignored the advice to change the tactics, he sent millions of shells over to the German trenches thinking it would kill all the soldiers but the German spy planes saw what he was doing and the German soldiers dug really deep trenches and Haig sent the british soldiers over with just walking sticks not riffels and over 900 british soldiers were killed in half an hour but no German soldiers were killed. The oly good point about Douglas Haig is that he won the war and wore the German soldiers down.

However in haig's defence his idea to tire the German front line was successful as in a German army record it said - 'we were exhausted etc.'

Haig was only trying to do his best for his King and his country. To win the war

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Field Marshall Douglas Haig was a wartime 'famous' icon, for his terrible leadership at the Battle Of The Somme. The battle commenced in 1916, half way through the First World War. The aim of the battle was to relieve the pressure on the French at Verdun, and to draw the German's attention away. Haig planned the battle, along side General Rawlinson, who arguably should have take some of the blame for the battle's bloody outcome. Haig thought the by flying spotter planes over the German lines, he could spy on them, and see what they were up to in the closing hours before the battle. He planned other planes to bomb the front-lines, in order to destroy the German mortars, and also to bomb the fortressed villages behind the front-lines, which housed German reinforcements and many other amounts of artillery. The bombing would also cut the barbed-wire fence, lining the German trenches. Then, they would send the British Troops walking across No-mans land to the German trenches, were the Tommie's would 'take-out' the surviving German soldiers. However, on the day of the battle, the British found that none of this brilliant and sophisticated plan had worked. Low cloud proved impossible for the British spotter planes to see what the Germans were up to. The bombing had not completely taken-out the the fortressed villages, were many soldiers and artillery stocks survived, and the barbed-wire had not in fact been cut, but had been thown up and tangled even more so by the bombs. And the Germans had in fact made secret dugouts in the trenches, were many soldiers survived the bombing, leaving the Tommies unknowingly outnumbered.

So you see, Douglas Haig sentenced many troops to their deaths, and with the figures standing at 30,000 deaths on the first day, earned the title 'Butcher of the Somme'.

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He farted in his own mouth

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