Dr Brighton’s War: Hospitals and Healing during WW1

Besi Besemar August 30, 2014

There’s a last chance to see a special exhibition highlighting Brighton and Hove’s role in treating soldiers wounded in World War One.

Dr Brighton's War

Dr Brighton’s War: Hospitals and Healing during WW1, a pictorial display on Brighton seafront (opposite the end of East Street), runs until Sunday August 31.

The display, which features images from photographs, postcards and posters held in Brighton Museum collections, 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 helping the wounded to recover and distracting them from the horrors of war, but more importantly, it played its part in retraining the seriously injured and preparing them for their integration back into society after life-changing injury.

Dr Brighton’s War is one of a number of special exhibitions and events going on in the city to commemorate the anniversary of the First World War.

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Photograph attached: Patients and Nurses at the Royal Pavilion Hospital for Limbless Soldiers 1916. © Royal Pavilion & Museums