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Sir Conan Doyle on the New Army

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Sir Conan Doyle on the New Army is an article published in The Times on 21 february 1916.

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


Sir Conan Doyle on the New Army

The Times (21 february 1916, p. 5)

Speaking on "The Battle of Loos" at His Majesty's Theatre yesterday 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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