Jonathan Vernon

Had Haig been quicker off the mark and less profligate with men and materiel could he have achieved more, even his end game of sweeping the Germans off the Belgian coast and away from the railhead at Roulers? What possessed him to had the reins from Plumer to Gough? Was the British Government really incapable of replacing the Commander in Chief of the BEF by 1917?

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Simon Alford Could Haig have got to the coast ? seems highly unlikely.
Gough was a thruster, that's why.
Haig was fairly secure with powerful friends, there was no sensible alternative to Haig.

Consider, the British had to step up and save the Entente, French mutiny, Russian cessation, Navy asking for Flanders coast to be cleared.
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