From The Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia
TO THE EDITOR OF THE TIMES.
Sir, — Since you were good enough to publish a letter from me upon this subject I have been the recipient of a considerable correspondence from officers on the one hand who agree that the thing is kindly needed, and from inventors on the other who have various devices of the sort. I have made a digest of the latter and sent it on to the Committee for Inventions at the War Office. There is one which deserves special consideration, though for obvious reasons I cannot give details. The correspondent is both an officer and an inventor. His device has been tested by private enterprise in one of our divisions in Flanders, with results which not only satisfied the General of that division, but caused several others to express a strong desire to be supplied with a similar method of shielding an attack from fire, especially machine-gun fire.
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE.
Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex, Aug. 2.