Saving Lives: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and the campaign for body armour 1914-1918

Friday, March 16, 2018
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

During the First World War, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote articles in support of the British war effort and short stories to boost public morale, but the Sherlock Holmes creator was also deeply affected by the loss of family members and by the extent of the injuries suffered by British troops.

Philip Abbott, Archives and Records Manager at the Royal Armouries, reveals the story of the 1915/16 campaign led by Conan Doyle to persuade the Government to develop helmets, body armour and shields for soldiers fighting in the trenches.


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