CONTENTSChapter I - The Haig family - birth, eigth June, 1861 - early school-days - Clifton - Brasenose College, Oxford - Sandhurst, 1883 - a prophecy - yth Hussars - regimental officer in India - A.D.G. to Inspector-General of Cavalry - Staff College, 1896 - another prophecy.Chapter II - Active service in Soudan - attracts Kitchener's attention - brevet-majority - Brigade Major at Aldershot - beginning of association with John French - South Africa - Boer War - Colesberg Campaign - relief of Kimberley - in command of mobile columns - rewards - defects in Army.Chapter III - In command iyth Lancers at Edinburgh - A.D.C.to H.M. King Edward VII - again with Lord Kitchener, as Inspector-General of Cavalry in India - Staff tours - Cavalry Studies - Indian Staff College - marriage - at War Office - association with Haldane - organisation of B.E.F. - organisation of Territorial Army of forces overseas.Chapter IV - Chief of General Staff in India - training of Army - views on strategical doctrine - employment over - seas of Army in India - Commander-in-Chief at Aldershot - the Curragh incident - life at Aldershot,Chapter V - The murder at Serajevo - the Council of War - Haig's view - opening moves of the Great War - in command of ist Corps - the retreat from Mons - danger of capture by Germans - the advance to the Aisne - doubts as to French action - the battle of the Aisne - the battle of Ypres - the crisis - New Year's Eve, 1914 - in command of ist Army - the battle of Neuve Chapelle - Festubert: - the battle of Loos - the misuse of Reserves - visit from Lord Kitchener - resignation of Sir John French - appointment as Commander-in-Chief British Army in FranceChapter VI - Lord Kitchener's instructions to Haig as Commander-in-Chief - Haig's analysis of the situation - meeting with Joffre - a comparison of the two leaders - Allied plan for 1916 - Verdun - the battle of the Somme - the introduction of tanks - criticism of the battle - Haig at the end of the year.Chapter VII - Repercussions of the battle of the Somme - rise of General Nivelle - the Calais Conference - the battle of Arras - the catastrophe to the French on the Aisne - Haig's advice sought and given - the battle of Messines - the fateful postponement of the summer attack - the battle in Flanders - criticism rife - the Italian disaster - the battle of Cambrai - the German counter-attack at Cambrai - dismissal of Sir William Robertson and appointment of Sir Henry Wilson as C.I.G.S. - Haig's misgivings as to future leadership.Chapter VIII - Haig's anticipation of probable German strategy - preparations for defence - the German assault - the battle of Amiens - Pe" tain's dangerous decision - Haig's request for a Generalissimo - Doullens Conference - appointment of Foch as Generalissimo - the battle of the Lys - the " Backs to the Wall" order - the end of German offensive against British - the Anniversary Service on 4th August, 1918.Chapter IX - Haig's conception of scope of Allied attacks - the second battle of Amiens - conflicting views of Haig and Foch - Haig's plan accepted - battles of Bapaume and Arras - the Hindenburg line described - timorous Councils in London - Haig's tactical plan - the piercing of the Hindenburg line - battles of Lille and Courtrai - German Army beaten to its knees - vindication of Haig's judgment.Chapter X - The Armistice - honours and rewards - resolve to devote his life to ex-Service men - Mansion House meeting-formation of the British Legion and British Service League - at Bemersyde - Haig's death and burial. Originally published in 1933. Author: Brig.Genj.Charteris Language: English Keywords:Biography Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. Obscure Press are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.