Haig, Sir Douglas Haig, First Earl (1861-1928), a British army officer. During World War I he was commander in chief of the British Expeditionary Forces in France and Flanders from December, 1915, until the Armistice.
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World War I, also known as the Great War, left Germany and other countries humiliated and angry. Germany viewed the armistice that ended World War I as a truce, rather than a surrender. This view was ignored. Learn about events that led to World War II.