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Conan Doyle and First World War armour

September 7 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm


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.


The National Archives
Ruskin Avenue
Richmond, Surrey TW9 4DU United Kingdom
020 8876 3444