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Telegram from General Sir Douglas Haig to General Sir Henry Rawlinson, 2 July 1916
(Catalogue ref: WO 158/234)
WO 158/34; telegram from Haig, July 1916

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  • What is Haig's attitude towards what happened on the first day of the Somme?
  • Would you describe the tone of this message as optimistic or realistic?
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