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11 Oct, 2013

WW1 Indian Hospital

2014 will mark the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. There is already a good deal of interest in the unique story of the Royal Pavilion's use as a hospital for Indian soldiers wounded on the battlefields of the Western Front. Between 1914 and 1916 over 4000 Indian men were treated at the hospital. The hospital catered for not only the men's medical needs, but was also designed to respect their religious and cultural requirements.

Our collection of photographs, paintings and ephemera relating to Brighton's Indian hospitals has been digitised and is available to download from the Image Store.

Terms and charges for commercial use can be found on our website. The images are also available to download for free by registered users for non-commercial purposes.

You can learn more about the Indian hospital and the permanent gallery in the Royal Pavilion on our website.

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