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Field Marshal Douglas Haig
Haig
Nationality Scottish
Occupation Field Marshal
First appearance "Goodbyeee..."
Last appearance "Goodbyeee..."
Episode count 1 Episode
Played by Geoffrey Palmer

Field Marshall Douglas Haig is portrayed by Geoffrey Palmer in the final episode of Blackadder Goes Forth.

He is mentioned throughout the series and in the final episode "Goodbyeee...", Captain Blackadder phones him on advice on how to get out of the trenches before the final push as a return favour for saving his life previously. Haig tells Blackadder to try an old trick from the Sudan which Blackadder had already tried and failed. During the conversation, he is simultaneously seen sweeping model soldiers off the map of the battlefield with a dustpan and a brush. This act parodies his real-life counterpart's blunders during the Battle of the Somme in 1916 where the British Commonwealth casualties surmounted to approximately 420,000 being killed in action.

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