The Battle of Loos (speech)

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

On 20 february 1916, at the meeting held at the Majesty's Theatre (London), Sir Arthur Conan Doyle gave a speech about the Battle of Loos.


Conan Doyle speech

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Sir A. Conan Doyle said he did not think the valour of the British Army had ever been more conspicuous than in this engagement.

In one movement to outflank the Germans at Loos a member of the London Irish kicked a football the whole of the way. Some very cruel and unjust reports got about in London that the new armies had not done well and that a certain brigade was broken, whereas what really happened was that they broke a very heavy attack and in doing so they broke themselves.

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