The Royal Pavilion, 1914-15 | Wellcome Collection

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In order to accommodate the massive numbers of casualties, numerous buildings in Britain were adapted into military hospitals, from schools to country houses. One of the most architecturally elaborate hospitals was the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, which opened its doors to hundreds of sick and wounded Indian troops returning from the battlefields in France. The Pavilion, built to resemble an Indian palace, was chosen to convince opinion in India that their troops were being well cared for by the British authorities. When Indian troops were moved to the Middle Eastern theatre in 1916, the hospital was closed.

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Richard Marshall is studying for a doctorate in the literature of ancient Rome at Wadham College, Oxford, and is a tutor for Ancient History at St Benet’s Hall. In addition to Classics, he has a long-standing interest in the tactics and material culture of the British Army, especially of the period spanned by the Cardwell Reforms and First World War. He has a large collection of original uniform and equipment items used for teaching and research purposes, and is currently exploring the evolution of British military clothing and accoutrements in response to changes in fashion and warfare for eventual publication. He previously worked as a cataloguer for the Oxford University Great War Archive.
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