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POLL: Best WWI British General?


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inverugie Inactive Member writes:

'Didn't Haig say it would be a long slog, and a war of attrition? Which was spot on.'

Yes, but then it could be argued he made it a self-fulfilling prophesy!

For 'British' I'd go Smith-Dorrien, Plumer then Allenby, but if expanded to 'British Empire', Monash, Currie and then Chauvel giving Smith-Dorrien a close run for third.


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VOTING RESULTS
AnswerVotes%Chart
Field Marshal Herbert Charles Onslow Plumer, 1st Viscount Plumer, GCB, GCMG, GCVO, GBE
3
3%
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Field Marshal William Riddell Birdwood, 1st Baron Birdwood, GCB, GCSI, GCMG, GCVO, CIE, DSO
1
1%
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General Sir John Monash, GCMG, KCB, VD
9
10%
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General Sir Arthur William Currie, GCMG, KCB
2
2%
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Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl Haig, KT, GCB, OM, GCVO, KCIE
8
9%
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Field Marshal Edmund Henry Hynman Allenby, 1st Viscount Allenby, GCB, GCMG, GCVO
26
28%
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General Sir Henry George Chauvel, GCMG, KCB
2
2%
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Major-General John Frederick Charles 'Boney' Fuller, CB, CBE, DSO
3
3%
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other (explain)
2
2%
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General Sir Horace Lockwood Smith-Dorrien, GCB, GCMG, DSO, ADC
2
2%
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General Henry Seymour Rawlinson, 1st Baron Rawlinson, GCB, GCSI, GCVO, KCMG
0
0%
 
Field Marshal Julian Hedworth George Byng, 1st Viscount Byng of Vimy GCB GCMG MVO
1
1%
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Lieutenant General Sir Adrian Paul Ghislain Carton de Wiart VC, KBE, CB, CMG, DSO
1
1%
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none of these/no opinion
23
25%
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not interested in WWI
9
10%
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POLL IS CLOSED
POLL DESCRIPTION
Which of the British generals were the best?

Poll set up by Personal logo Editor in Chief Bill The Editor of TMP Fezian, based on this pre-poll discussion.