famous people biographies: haigs tower of strength
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This is the first biography of General Sir Edward Bulfin, who rose to high rank despite his Catholic Irish republican background, at a time when sensitivities were pronounced. Not only that but by the outbreak of the Great War, Bulfin was a brigade commander despite having not attended Sandhurst or Staff College and never commanding his battalion. In his early career he was a prot g of Buller's and he made his name in the Boer War. In 1914 Haig credited him with saving the day at First Ypres