Past Event
Heritage & Tours

Medicine, Media and Myth in the WW1 Royal Pavilion Indian Hospital

Tue 6 Nov 2018

Talk by Kevin Bacon, Digital Manager at Royal Pavilion and Museums, Brighton & Hove
Founders Room
1.15pm – 2.15pm

From December 1914 to January 1916 the Royal Pavilion Estate was used as a hospital for sick and wounded Indian soldiers. This talk will explore why Indian Army troops came to fight for the British cause on the Western Front, how the Royal Pavilion Estate was transformed into a unique military hospital, and unpick some of the complex myths that surround the story.