Patients and Nurses at the Royal Pavilion
Hospital for Limbless Soldiers 1916
Brighton played its full part in the Great War, not only by providing thousands of young men to fight, but also as ‘Doctor Brighton’ a hospital city where wounded soldiers were sent to recover in healthy ‘Sussex by the Sea’ before being sent back to their regiments or discharged into civilian life.
This pictorial exhibition on Brighton seafront tells how Brighton and Hove was transformed by the presence of the many military hospitals required to treat the increasing number of casualties returning from the Front. As a seaside resort the city was ideally suited to entertaining these young men and distracting them from the horrors of war, but more importantly, Brighton played its part in retraining the seriously injured and preparing them for their integration back into society after life-changing injury.
The exhibition features images from photographs, postcards and posters held in Brighton Museum collections.
Co financed by the European Regional Development Fund and made possible by INTERREG IV A 2Seas programme.