A lecture by Professor Gary Sheffield MA PhD FRHistS FRSA commemorating the life of Field Marshal Earl Haig of Bemersyde and the forces he commanded.
Douglas Haig, Commander-in-Chief of the British Expeditionary Force 1915-19, has the distinction of being one of the most successful but also most controversial commanders in British history. In this lecture, Professor Sheffield will examine Haig as a leader and commander, using the modern concept of strategic leadership as an analytical tool.
Professor Gary Sheffield MA PhD FRHistS FRSA holds the Chair of War Studies at the University of Birmingham. He has published widely on military history and is currently working on a major study of the experience of the British and Commonwealth soldier in the Second World War. He is on the advisory board of the Journal of the Royal United Services Institute and is Regimental Historian of The Rifles. His most recent book, The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army, was published by Aurum Press in September 2011.
The audience are invited to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the mounted memorial to Field Marshal Earl Haig at 1400 in Whitehall.
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