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From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle published in The New-York Times on 2 march 1917.

Conan Doyle answered critics about his book The British Campaign in France (and Flanders).


From Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

The New-York Times (2 march 1917)

To the Editor of The New York Times

Some unknown friend has been good enough to send me a copy of your paper with a header upon my recent volume bearing the title "The British Campaign in France." It is not for me to dispute your critical verdict, save that I may claim that the contents are all drawn from actual documents. There are too points, however, on which I would say a word. Your critic complains that I have not said more about the other nations engaged. This was really precluded by the scope of my book, as expressed in the title, nor had I the particular information which I possessed about the British Army. The second point is that he smiles good-humoredly at my having written about "The Great Boer War." He misses the point that there was a previous Boer war in 1881 and that I had to differentiate between the two.

ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.
Windlesham, Crowborough. Sussex.





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