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The Epsom Incident

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The Epsom Incident. Where the Fault Lies. is a letter written by Arthur Conan Doyle first published in The Times on 23 june 1919.

The Epsom Incident

The Times (23 june 1919)



Sir, — If a dock strike is the only reason why the Canadians have been disappointed in their transport, would it not be possible to call for volunteers from among them to do the work of the dockers ! Such a course of action would at least assure them that everything possible was being done. It is very painful to those who admire the Canadians to see them spoiling their good name at the last moment. It is only fair to ask, however, whether some of the blame does not lie with want of tact or want of hospitality in these different centres. I have had considerable experience of Canadian troops, having had a whole division encamped for a year close to my house, and having had 700 officers under my own roof, and I can testify that no men could have behaved better, and that they were regretted in this village when they left us.

Yours faithfully,

Windlesham, Crowborough, Sussex.