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So long as the opposing forces are at the outset approximately equal in numbers and moral and there are no flanks to turn, a long struggle for supremacy is inevitable. ---->>>

The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory.

The idea that a war can be won by standing on the defensive and waiting for the enemy to attack is a dangerous fallacy, which owes its inception to the desire to evade the price of victory.

Further, a defensive policy involves the loss of the initiative, with all the consequent disadvantages to the defender. ---->>>

Obviously, the greater the length of a war the higher is likely to be the number of casualties in it on either side. ---->>>

Once the mass of the defending infantry become possessed of low moral, the battle is as good as lost. ---->>>

Biography

Douglas Haig profile (douglas-haig.jpg)
Nationality: British
Born: June 19, 1861
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Die: 01-28, 1928
Occupation: Soldier
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Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE (; 19 June 1861 – 29 January 1928) was a senior officer of the British Army. During the First World War he commanded the British Expeditionary Force (BEF) on the Western Front from late 1915 until the end of the war. He was commander during the Battle of the Somme, the battle with one of the highest casualties in British military history, the Third Battle of Ypres, and the Hundred Days Offensive, which led to the armistice of 11 November 1918 (wikipedia)