Douglas Haig

Nigel Hallworth




DOUGLAS HAIG



I sent my boys to die in waves

They walked to their deaths, obedient and brave


There were no ways, no other ways

I have to say that every day - to keep insanity at bay


The day will come when my soul is weighed


I'll bear this burden to the the grave and beyond

What will men say, when I am gone


The day will come, and I know what they'll say

They'll curse the name of Douglas Haig













© nigel hallworth 2014



After the war, Douglas Haig worked selflessly on veterans' causes.


A million people watched his funeral


He lay in state in Edinburgh - there was a mile-long queue in the rain and sleet.







He reprieved 9 out of every 10 men sentenced to death.