The Hun Fleet

From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

The Hun Fleet is a short article published in the Daily Mail on 28 january 1919, including a part of a speech by Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Hun Fleet

Daily Mail (28 january 1919, p. 3)

Australians at the Connaught Rooms, Great Queen-street, W.C., passed a resolution urging that the Pacific Islands remain under British control.

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who was the guest, said that there will be a very revengeful and brooding German nation of 70 or 80 millions opposite a French nation, with Alsace-Lorraine, of 45 millions. "We have," he added, "enough engines of war in this world. We do not want German ships ourselves, and we do not want to give them back. The finest and the most dramatic course would be to take them out and sink them. That would be real Der Tag." (Cheers.)