During an end-of-term rugby union match at his old school, he received a kick to the head and suffered a retinal detachment. Later at Edinburgh, while playing tennis, he noticed the same symptoms in his right eye.
Lloyd George openly denies that Haig was fit for the job: During the critical days of the War, when it was important not to undermine public confidence in the Commander-in-Chief of our own Army, I made no public attack on his personal fitness for so immense a responsibility, but I never concealed from myself or my colleagues that I thought Sir Douglas Haig was intellectually and temperamentally unequal to the command of an Army of millions fighting battles on fields which were invisible to any Commander.
It was not just the General but the generals who were to blame. In the grand Army that fought the World War the ablest brains did not climb to the top of the stairs and they did not reach a height where politicians could even see them.
Seniority and Society were the dominant factors in Army promotion. Deportment counted a great deal. Haig, for Lloyd George, was a man out of his depth: There ought to have been initiative, resource, pliability, vision, imagination, aptitude to learn from experience, courage and skill to profit by, and not to persist in mistakes.
In all these respects these men had grave deficiencies, and the world is suffering today from the results of their shortcomings.
The Germans were accustomed to the heavy-footed and clattering movements of Joffre and Haig — the long laborious and noisy preparations, whose rumble you could hear for leagues with a favourable wind. They knew that not a shot would be fired until the last shell had been pinnacled in the last dump, and the last duckboard had been nailed in the last line of approach.
That always meant that… the Germans had ample warning and time to make their counter preparations. We have already seen how Lloyd George portrayed Haig as a man wedded to the old-fashioned cavalry charge.
But Haig is also accused of botching the introduction of the tank: When the promised document arrived it seemed to me more concerned with convincing the Cabinet of the importance of prosecuting the Passchendaele offensive and of guaranteeing to the Commander-in-Chief an unfailing supply of men to fill up casualties than it was with the problem which I submitted to him.
Haig and Robertson went on as if there had been no alteration in the fundamental facts that determined strategy.Lloyd George fell from power in because of his style of government after ’ To what extent do you agree with this view?
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Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill KG OM CH TD FRS PC (November 30, – January 24, ) was a British politician and statesman, best known for his leadership of the United Kingdom during World War II.
He was Prime Minister of the UK from to and again from to He received the Nobel Prize for Literature in See also: The Second World War (book series). Discover facts about World War One prime minister David Lloyd George - why is he considered to be one of the great reforming British chancellors?
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