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Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig

No military commander splits opinions more that Douglas Haig who commanded the British Army on the Western Front during the First World War. Critics of his leadership point to the two million British casualties endured under his command; supporters point to the One Hundred Days (last days of the war) when he rolled the German back forcing them to seek an Armistice and also the adoption of new tactics and technologies under his command. Either way, he is a very significant British military commander who had more troops under his command than any other British commander at any time in history.