Sir Douglas Haig
After the war, the British commander was an embarrassment to Prime Minister David Lloyd George – the living reminder of all the poor strategic decisions made over the war years. Granted the title of Earl Haig of Bemersyde, he devoted the rest of his life to the veterans who had served him so well.
Haig attended the unveiling of war memorials and played a crucial part in the establishment of the British Legion and the Poppy Appeal. He died in 1928. The memoirs of Lloyd George and Churchill made it fashionable to denigrate the man and his achievements – a trend that continues to this day.