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'Boer irreconcilables' hitched to...

Posted by Sunjuvo on November 19, 2003

In Reply to: 'Boer irreconcilables' hitched to... posted by James Briggs on November 19, 2003

James Briggs, I am very sorry. I did not know that my quotation was lost. Now I noticed that.
Thank you for your patience. I will give you my original quotation below with quotation marks " ".

"Since the start of the Boer War, and more so as it progressed, the British had come under considerable international condemnation. As the fighting dragged on, the outnumbered Boers relied entirely upon guerrilla tactics, sabotaging supply lines and derailing trains. Conan Doyle's solution to this, as he wrote in the Times, was a truck of 'Boer irreconcilables' hitched to every locomotive: to the critics who attacked him, his reply was 'Our duty is to our own soldiers'."