Douglas Haig

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Birthday
19, 1861
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 29, 1928 (66)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
19, 1861
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jan 29, 1928 (66)

About

British military officer who commanded the British Expeditionary Force during World War I, and later became known as Butcher Haig.

Before Fame

He studied Political Economy, French literature, and Ancient History at Oxford, when attending university was unusual for military officers.

Trivia

He was a celebrated war hero until the 1960s when people began criticizing his tactics, based on the 2 million British casualties accumulated under his command.

Family Life

He married in 1905 and had four children.

Associated With

He was a British war hero like Isaac Brock.