- Join over 1.2 million students every month
- Accelerate your learning by 29%
- Unlimited access for just £4.99 per month
Field Marshall Haig: 'The Butcher of the Somme'?
The first 200 words of this essay...
FIELD MARSHALL HAIG: 'THE BUTCHER OF THE SOMME'?
a) How far does source A prove that Haig did not care about the lives of his men?
Unfortunately, the purpose for which Haig wrote this source is not completely evident, however Source A is likely to be part of a letter written by Haig, intended to inform politicians in England that the nation should be made aware that mass death is coming - to prevent shock - which can be assumed as the source contains frequent punctuation, resulting in it resembling a speech, perhaps suggesting to the politicians at the time how the public should be informed, showing that Haig was fully aware that many of his men would die.
Haig uses the word "sacrifice", which can be interpreted in two ways. One way is that it shows that he believes the ends would justify the means. If the outcome he perceives is victory in this battle, then it shows that he believes that the victory is more important than life - showing he does not care about the life of his men, only winning the battle no matter what the cost - the deaths would be worth
Found what you're looking for?
- Start learning 29% faster today
- Over 150,000 essays available
- Just £4.99 a month
Not the one? We have 100's more
International relations 1900-1939 (view all)
- To what extent was the Treaty of Versailles fair to Germany?
- Reasons why Germany lost World War One
- Were the peace treaties of 1919 - 1923 fair?
- Why did Britain go to war over Poland in September 1939?
- How far was the policy of appeasement the most important cau...
- Describe the Causes of WW1
- Was the Treaty of Versailles fair?
- "The League of Nations was doomed to fail from its crea...
- Why did war break out in 1914?
- Explain the Causes of World War One
""Joanne Barratt. Nursing. University Student.
""Lex Fawste. English, Biology, Physics, Maths, and Chemistry. A Level Student.