World War One Body Armour and Conan Doyle

Yesterday I attended a talk at The National Archives in Kew. The subject was body armour in World War One and the part that Arthur Conan Doyle played in trying to improve the situation for British Soldiers.

The talk was given by Philip Abbott of the Royal Armouries in Leeds and ran for just under one hour. We were shown pictures of armour that was actually used or tested and we were able to read some of the written exchanges between the Army and many noted people of the time including Conan Doyle.

Mr Abbott has written an accompanying book entitled Saving Lives. At £14.99 it's a little expensive given the books modest size but I bought it anyway.

It can be purchased from Amazon UK at:

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