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Douglas Haig   16 Books
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[HAIG (FM Sir Douglas)] CHARTERIS (Brig.-Gen. John, CMG, DSO) Field-Marshal Earl Haig. Foreword by John Buchan. 1st USA Ed., xiii+407pp., portrait frontis., 7 plates, 21 maps + ep maps. VG in sl. rubbed NY: Scribners. 1929  #57063
[HLMainPic] Charteris served on Haig's staff before the war & was his "controversial head of intelligence" during it. His is a "very personal book about Haig & his conduct of operations, but any critical assessment was tempered by loyalty & an element of self-justification" - Keith Simpson. Orig. black cloth, gilt, near fine in sl. rubbed but scarce pictorial dw. See illustration on our website.   £35
[HAIG (F-M Sir Douglas)] DE GROOT (Gerard) Douglas Haig, 1861-1928. 1st Ed., [xxii]+441pp., 16 illus., 11 maps. VG in dw. Unwin Hyman. 1988  #46194
[HLMainPic] Well regarded revisionist study. Sl. stain at foot of sp. o/w VG. See illustration on our website.   £10
[HAIG (Sir Douglas)] DAVIDSON (Maj.-Gen. Sir John, KCMG, CB, DSO) Haig: Master of the Field. 1st Ed., xxiv+158pp., frontis., map eps. VG in dw. Nevill. 1953  #48229
[HLMainPic] Haig's DMO, 'Tavish' Davidson, defends his C-in-C's 1917-1918 strategy, utilising personal knowledge as a senior staff officer, notes he kept at the time & other sources. See illustration on our website.   £14
BICKERSTETH (Lt. J.B., MC) History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919. Foreword by Sir Douglas Haig. 1st Ed. (deluxe version), xii+124pp., 5 plates, 15 maps. Baynard Press. nd  #50339
[HLMainPic] Mainly 3rd Dragoons, Royal Dragoons & North Somerset Yeomanry in 3rd Cavalry Div., much on 1914 & 2nd Ypres, good maps. Orig. blue cloth, gilt, near fine. See illustration on our website.   £45
BICKERSTETH (Lt. J.B., MC) History of the 6th Cavalry Brigade 1914-1919. Foreword by Sir Douglas Haig. 1st Ed., xii+124pp., 5 plates, 15 maps. Baynard Press. nd  #51730
[HLMainPic] Excellent detailed acount of mainly 3rd Dragoons, Royal Dragoons & North Somerset Yeomanry in 3rd Cavalry Div., much on 1914 & 2nd Ypres, good folding coloured maps of various ops. Orig. blue cloth with paper onlay to front, dark blue cloth sp. strip, sp. label sl. chipped o/w VG with armorial bookplate of Charles Edward Dunscomb Bridge, who was a regular gunner, a captain in 1914 & by the end of the war a Temp. Lt.-Col., GSO1, holder of the DSO, MC, Order of Leopold & French, Belgian & Italian Croix de Guerre, served in France & Italy. Post-war Military Attach‚ at Washington, Warsaw & Prague, later Sec. Gen. to the British Council, awarded CMG 1938. See illustration on our website.   £35
CASSAR (George H.) The Tragedy of Sir John French. 1st Ed., 324pp., 16 illus., 19 maps. VG in sl. chipped dw. Newark, USA: Univ. of Delaware Press. 1985  #56977
[HLMainPic] Scholarly assessment of the BEF's first C-in-C, replaced by Haig in the aftermath of Loos. VG in sl. chipped dw. See illustration on our website.   £20
CHARTERIS (Brig.-Gen. J., CMG, DSO) At G.H.Q. 1st Ed., viii+363pp., portrait frontis. Cassell. 1931  #58197
[HLMainPic] Day-to-day account based on letters to his wife by Haig's intelligence chief throughout the war on the Western Front from 1914 onwards. Much interesting material & revealing gossip. Orig. maroon cloth, gilt, VG & scarce. Interesting bookplate of Allan & Ida Uggla. somewhat heraldic in design, with laid down rifle & helmet (Col. Allan Robert Owl Uggla, 1878-1959, was a colonel in the Persian Gendarmerie & Swedish military Attaché in London in the 1920s). See illustration on our website.   £45
DODD (Francis) Generals of the British Army, Parts One & Two [bound with:] Admirals of the British Navy, Parts One & Two [also bound with all four volumes of] British Artists at The Front: Volume I: C.R.W. Nevinson; Volume II: Sir John Lavery; Volume III: Paul Nash; Volume IV: Eric Kennington. 1st Eds., 8 vols. in all, each part c.40pp., 4to, 48 col. portraits in the first four parts (Dodd) plus approx. 60 col. plates & several b/w sketches & portraits of the artists in the other parts. Country Life. 1917-18.  #57739
[HLMainPic] Dodd's works contain fine col. portraits (with biographical notes): The Military volumes including Haig, Plumer, Rawlinson, Hubert Gough, Allenby, Horne, Birdwood, Byng, Congreve, Haldane, Watts, Smuts, French, Pulteney, Haking, Fergusson, Fowke, Hunter-Weston, Jacob, Holland, Maxse, Morland, Trenchard & Fanshawe.The Naval volumes including Jellicoe, Burney, Madden, Phillimore, Bacon, de Robeck, Napier, Osmond Brock, Halsey, Packenham, Paine, Tyrwhitt, Beatty, Jackson, Colville, Frederick Brock, Grant, Tudor, Callaghan, Leveson, Evan-Thomas, Bruce, Alexander-Sinclair & Keyes. These works by Francis Dodd comprise a very fine source for excellent portraits of many of the main British military & naval leaders of WW1. The volumes of British Artists at the Front include a fine selection of the works of Nevinson, Lavery, Nash & Kennington being high quality col. plates of their work, mainly on the Western Front, together with biographical notes &c. Note: The eight works bound together, without the orig. dec. wraps., in contemp blue cloth, gilt to sp. VG thus & a fine source of illustrations. See illustrations on our website.   £200
FRENCH (Maj. The Hon. Gerald, DSO) French Replies to Haig. 1st Ed., 266pp., 15 plates. Hutchinson. 1936  #46636
[HLMainPic] French's most staunch & loyal supporter, his son, "attempts to retrieve his father's reputation" (Ian Beckett in 'The First World War & British Military History'), adding that it "ranged widely over post-war controversies" in its "extended commentary on Duff Cooper's biography of Haig." Orig. red cloth, gilt, VG   £16
HAIG (FM Sir Douglas) The Private Papers of Douglas Haig 1914-1918. Ed. by Robert Blake. 1st Ed., 383pp., portrait frontis., plate, 3 maps. VG in dw. E&S. 1952  #35215
Important selections from DH's diaries & correspondence by an essentially political historian, the publication of which "could still evoke a sense of shock amongst those not already privy to what one reader called 'the petty jealousies that pervaded high places.'" - David French in "The First World War & British Military History." The new edition of Haig's papers edited by Gary Sheffield is a more military selection. VG in dw.   £10

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