George Haig, 2nd Earl

George Haig, 2nd Earl, was a British artist who developed his gift for painting as a prisoner of war in World War II. Haig was the son of the late Field Marshal Douglas Haig, 1st Earl (d. 1928), whose command of British troops in the 1916 Battle of the Somme cost 420,000 British casualties in four months of stalemate. The elder Haig’s determination to take on the German army in the Third Battle of Ypres in 1917 produced more enormous casualties.