Sunday, 19 June 2011

Birth of Haig - On this day in Scottish Military History - 150 years ago

Eighty years after his death Earl Haig still rouses passions about his management of the War. Some see him as Scotland's greatest soldier, others consider him the butcher who killed more Scots than anyone else in history.

We've mentioned him a couple of times before on the blog, here and here.

On this day one hundred and fifty years ago the man destined to rise to the top job in the British Army was born in Edinburgh's New Town.

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