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

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

He is mentioned throughout the series. According to General Melchett, the British grand plan is "Continue total slaughter until everyone's dead, except Field Marshal Haig, Lady Haig, and their tortoise Alan". 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 20 years earlier. Haig tells Blackadder to try an old trick from Sudan which Blackadder had already tried and failed.


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