Building peace in the minds of men and women

© National Library of Scotland, Haig diary entry, 11 November 1918, page 1.

Autograph First World War Diary of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, 1914-1919.

Registration year: 2015
Submission year: 
2014
Collection ID: 
2014-64

The First World War shaped the world throughout the 20th century, and profoundly affected the combatant nations in an unprecedented way. Field Marshal Douglas Haig commanded the largest British Army ever assembled. His diary provides insight into how and why decisions were made, and of the interplay between Haig and other Allied generals. As undoubtedly the most detailed and extensive account kept by any senior commander during the war, the diary is unique. Written in these circumstances, it offers an immediacy that few documentary sources can in the day-to-day record of this cataclysm.

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© National Library of Scotland, Haig diary entry, 11 November 1918, page 1.
Haig diary entry, 11 November 1918, page 1.
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© National Library of Scotland, Haig diary entry, 11 November 1918, page 2.
Haig diary entry, 11 November 1918, page 2.
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© National Library of Scotland, Haig diary entry, 11 November 1918, page 3.
Haig diary entry, 11 November 1918, page 3.
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