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Conan Doyle and First World War armour
September 7, 2017 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pmFree
Best known as the mastermind behind Sherlock Holmes, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was also a prominent campaigner during the First World War. After witnessing first hand the devastation of bullets and shrapnel when his son was seriously wounded in battle, Conan Doyle became a committed advocate of better armour for soldiers. Philip Abbott, Archives and Records Manager at the Royal Armouries, Leeds, will discuss his campaign – and the War Office’s response.