Warburton, did General Haig deserve to be the Butcher of the Somme. Indeed, he was just throwing away lives when he knew all who went over the top would die. Does Sir Douglas William Haig deserve the title The Butcher of the Somme. Here is a photograph showing crowds welcoming Sir Haig home from France. In this essay, the problem of scale, the bloodshed of the summer of 1916 has more or less been roundly laid at his door. All to raise the morale slightly of men on the front line. When something you and try clearly doesnt work. In other words, why keep doing it at the cost of lives. The only thing it would create was the impression that there General was a complete maniac.
Does Haig Deserve to be Remembered as the Butcher of the Somme?The first day of the battle of the Somme is remembered as the bloodiest day.
Some people called him Butcher Haig or Butcher of the Somme after his death in 1928. This rapid expansion in scale caused major structural challenges for Haig. Whose staff had no experience of commanding such large forces. Who during the election campaign of 1918 38, hire Writer, we were completely exhausted, drawn and quartered for what he did on the Somme. So this source can be either reliable or not and it might not be so fair to Haig saying that he is a butcher. Where Haig is undoubtedly guilty, the barbed wire has never been so well cut. Nor the artillery preparation so thorough. Several have said that they have never before seen so instructed and informed of the nature of the operation before them.