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Civilian National Reserve

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Civilian National Reserve is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle published in The Times and the Daily Mail on 13 august 1914.


Civilian National Reserve

The Times (13 august 1914)

TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES.

Sir, — You were good enough to publish a letter from me advocating the formation of a Civilian National Reserve and offering to supply particulars of the organization which has been found to be practical. I have had in three days 250 applications for such particulars, as I have reason to believe many such bodies are forming. Might I beg them, through your columns, not to worry the authorities in any way, to do quietly what is ready to their hand — namely, to drill, shoot, and send on individuals to the more mobile forces — and to wait in patience on the chance that they may some day be of service ?

Yours faithfully,

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.
Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex.





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