137DOV - Homecoming of Sir Douglas (Earl) Haig December 1918

This shows the homecoming of Sir Douglas (Earl) Haig, Commander of the British Expeditionary Force, at Dover on 19th December 1918 – some five weeks after the signing of the Armistice. It is believed that this picture shows Vice-Admiral Sir Roger Keyes, Commander of the Dover Patrol, seated beside him in the open car. Earl Haig is seated immediately behind the driver of the car. Earl Haig had travelled from Boulogne to Dover in the hospital ship Jan Breydel. See also 135DOV and 136DOV

Image and text courtesy of James Brazier


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