|Sheffield City Archives reference: HAD/BOX 57 (Picture Sheffield: arc01674)|
Philip Abbott, Archivist at the Royal Armouries, said: “Conan Doyle’s concern over the heavy casualties being suffered on the Western Front was prompted by his humanitarian nature. His ideas on helmets, body armour and shields were a thoughtful response to the impact on soldiers brought about by trench warfare.
|Professor Walker's shield|
The exhibition includes a free talk at Sheffield’s Local Studies and Archives Library on Wednesday 11th October at 1.30pm by Philip Abbott, Archivist at the Royal Armouries. Booking your place for the talk is advised at