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Study source E and F Which of these two sources is the more reliable view of Douglas Haig as a military commander? Explain your answer.

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Study source E and F Which of these two sources is the more reliable view of Douglas Haig as a military commander? Explain your answer. I believe that both source e and source F are very strong opinions from two very different people. Sir Lloyd George knew Haig as an employee so to speak and looked down on him as someone who he could depend on and would do the job he had been appointed. But the chaplain (G S Duncan) knew Haig in a more social manor. This is why I Believe that both of the sources have there criticisms and appraisals towards Haig but they look at the situation from two completely different view points. ...read more.

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Lloyd George saw Haig as a commander who was only a little better than the rest and a commander who had no visions or imagination. And I believe that Lloyd George felt that these were two things that any good leader needed and because Haig lacked both that he was not the right man for the job at hand. Source F has a very different view on what sort of a man Haig was. Duncan believed that Haig was a man of intellect and genius. " Haig was a logical thinker... he showed a min of a brilliant staff officer". As you can see Duncan looks at Haig in a completely different light and has a very different opinion than David Lloyd showed us in source E. ...read more.

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And this is why I have come to the conclusion that this source has been very over rated and I feel that this source is not sturdy enough to fairly evaluate Haig as either a good or bad commander. After reading both sources I have come to the conclusion that both of the sources are not reliable enough because they are from two extreme different opinions. One, which criticises Haig for all he has done to help the war effort, and the other, which praises every thing Haig has done throughout the period of the war. And because these two sources are so different I feel I cannot come to a final conclusion and decide what sort of Commander Haig was. ...read more.

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