Study all Sources.
‘Haig was an uncaring General who
sacrificed the lives of his soldiers for no good reason’
How far do these Sources support this view?
The sources that support the view of Haig being an uncaring general who sacrificed the lives of his men for no good reason are sources A, C, D, E, F, G, J and areas of source B. Whereas the sources don’t support that view are parts of Source B, H, and I.
In source A general Haig says:
“The nation must be taught to bear losses.”
This suggests that he was going to sacrifice the lives of a lot of his soldiers, which he did as on the first day of the some they were 60.000 casualties and Haig could not have known this because in source E it says:
“The absence of the general sir.”
This suggests that Haig was never there when his soldiers were mowed down by the machine guns, which once again suggests he didn’t care.
Source F goes very far in saying that Haig was a bad general because it says: