Keynote Lecture by Professor Gary Sheffield “Douglas Haig Reconsidered”

The Friends of The Black Watch Castle and Museum welcome Professor Gary Sheffield to the Home of The Black Watch on the evening of Thursday 26th March. The lecture topic will be 'Douglas Haig Reconsidered'. In this lecture, Professor Gary Sheffield examines the military career of Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig and asks whether his popular reputation as an incompetent 'donkey' is deserved. Looking at Haig's military apprenticeship, his role as a battlefield commander but also his record as a military reformer and status as a military hero to his contemporaries, Gary Sheffield argues that Haig was a much more significant and competent commander than popular memory allows.

Gary Sheffield is Professor of War Studies at the University of Wolverhampton and author of many books on the First World War, including The Chief: Douglas Haig and the British Army (Aurum, 2011). His most recent book is A Short History of the First World War (Oneworld, 2014).

Professor Sheffield’s lecture takes place on Thursday 26th March, drink reception from 7pm with the lecture commencing at 7.30pm. Tickets priced at £9 | £6 for Friends members

To reserve your place contact the Museum on 01738 638152

15.03.17Friends Sheffield Haig lecture.pdf