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Sir Henry Evelyn Wood, VC,GCB,GCMG. Wood was part of the "Wolseley ring" and served in many of Garnet Wolseley's campaigns including the Ashanti wars and the Urabi Pashi rebellion. He commanded the left column in the Zulu War of 1879, and negotiated the peace treaty after the First Boer War. A great general and reformer, he was as well known for his many bizarre injuries (including a bicycle injury) and a family scandal involving his sister as his military career.
Wilhelm Bodewin Johann Gustav Keitel (22 September 1882 – 16 October 1946) was a German field marshal who served as chief of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (Supreme High Command of the German Armed Forces) for most of World War II, thus effectively making him Minister of War. At the Allied court at Nuremberg he was tried, sentenced to death, and hanged as a war criminal. He was the third highest-ranking German officer to be tried at Nuremberg.
Part I, Sir Douglas Haig (1861-1928) Field Marshal Lord Haig replaced Sir John French at the end of 1915, and served through the end of the war as British commander-in-chief on the Western Front. Associated with the massive attacks that bled the British army, Haig never once expressed any degree of remorse for the Horrific casualties - the results of his strategic offensives - suffered by the British soldiers at the Somme or Third Ypres.
Lord Grenfell's Field Marshal's Baton. The main baton is covered in Imperial purple velvet and studded with 18 gold lions and the base is inscribed 'From His Majesty Edward VII King of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland to Field Marshal the Rt. Hon. The Lord Grenfell, G.C.B., G.C.M.G. 1908.'. It is surmounted by a superbly modeled gold equestrian figure of St. George slaying the Dragon. Only about 10 batons have been offered for sale since WWII.
Born this day September 30, 1788, Field Marshal FitzRoy James Henry Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan, GCB, PC, known before 1852 as Lord FitzRoy Somerset. Wounded in the right arm at Waterloo and subsequently amputated. Promoted to full General, 1854 & appointed to the command of the British troops sent to the Crimea. Promoted to Field Marshal late 1854. June 1855 saw him affected by ill-health, & on 29/6, he died due to complications brought on by a bout of dysentery.