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     The Centenary Debate: Haig: Has history been fair?

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Was Haig a butcher?  Plenty of people think so.  We are organising a debate:


Thursday 7th May 2015, 7.30, Loughborough Library,

Granby Street, LE11 3DZ

Tickets: £3 under 18’s free from Loughborough Library or order at

LoughboroughLibrary@leics.gov.uk  0116 305240

Photos of the event here


Chair:  Bill Brookman

Proposer:  Dr. Neil Faulkner

Proposer-seconder:  Dr. Ray Sutton MA, PhD

Opposer:  Dr. Matthew S. Seligmann MA, DPhil,

Opposer-seconder:  Michael Woods MA


Download: Poster, Flyer, Project Document

Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig was Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force from December 1915 until the end of the war. Opinion about Haig remains sharply divided. Much admired by his men at the time, he has recently been criticised as a ‘butcher’ and ‘bungler’.