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Sir Douglas Haig's Return: An Informal Homecoming

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SIR DOUGLAS HAIG LEAVES FRANCE FOR ENGLAND: DESCENDING THE GANGWAY TO A CHANNEL STEAMER, AT BOULOGNE.


SIR DOUGLAS HAIG, FOLLOWED BY LADY HAIG, COMING ASHORE AT FOLKESTONE: CROSSING THE GANGWAY. i


i-! I I WALKING ACROSS THE QUAY AT FOLKESTONE: SIR DOUGLAS HAIG BETWEEN GENERAL SHOUBRIDGE ,LEFT) AND ADMIRAL DAMPIER.


ii K wl II i i __Iii -HOME FROM THE WAR HE DID SO MUCH TO WIN : SIR DOUGLAS HAIG WITH HIS WIFE AND DAUGHTERS AT KINGSTON. i! rl/


A SPONTANEOUS WELCOME FROM THE CROWD AT VICTORIA : SIR DOUGLAS HAIG’S CAR LEAVING THE STATION,


The homecoming of Field-Marshal Sir Douglas Haig, the British Commander-in-Chief on the Western Front, on April 5, was quite informal, although the crowd which gathered about him on his arrival at Victoria showed their appreciation of the great part he played in winning the war. There was no guard of honour, but he was met by a number of distinguished officers, including Sir Travers C!arke, Quartermaster-General, and Major- General Feilding, Commanding the London District. At Boulogne a guard of honour was


furnished by British and French troops. Sir Douglas was met there by Lady Haig, and they crossed in a Channel steamer to Folkestone, where they were welcomed by Major- General Shoubridge, Admirals Dampier and Yelverton, and other officers. From Victoria Sir Douglas and Lady Haig motored to their home at Eastcott, Kingston-on-Thames. They have three children, Miss Alexandra Haig, born in 90o7; Miss Victoria Haig, born in 19o8; and a son, George, born last year.



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