Haig believed that the war could only be won on the Western Front. This caused friction with Lloyd George, secretary of state for war and prime minister from December 1916 who disagreed with this strategy, supported alternative schemes and intrigued against Haig. The great German attacks of the spring of 1918 almost broke the British army, but inspired the creation of a single command of allied forces on the Western Front under the French commander Ferdinand Foch, strongly supported by Haig. Between August and November 1918 the Allied forces under Haig's command achieved a series of victories against the German army which resulted in the end of the war.
Earl Haig is a title in the Peerage of the United Kingdom . It was created in 1919 for Field Marshal Sir Douglas Haig . During the First World War , he served as Commander of the British Expeditionary Force on the Western Front in France and Belgium (1915–18). Haig was made Viscount Dawick and Baron Haig , of Bemersyde in the County of Berwick, at the same time he was given the earldom, also in the Peerage of the United Kingdom  The viscountcy of Dawick is used as a courtesy title by the Earl's son and heir apparent. As of 2016 [update] the titles are held by the first Earl's grandson, the third Earl, who succeeded his father in 2009.