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    Footage of the Dome and Pavilion in Brighton.

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    The Dome and Pavilion - Brighton, East Sussex.

    MS Pavilion w/ lots of ornamentation. Pan rt. on more pillars and a few onion domes. A blend of Islamic / Victorian architecture. Then shot of some soldiers (?) carrying iron bedsteads (? not sure what these objects are).

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Old negatives
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    1914 - 1918
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:28:34:00 / 01:29:11:00
    ON 189 S

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  1. Unknown user says

    It is not a blend of Islamic and Victorian architecture but an Indo-Chinese style palace. The items being offloaded were likely iron bed frames and used at the Pavilion during 1914-1918 as wounded Indian soldiers fighting in WW1 with their British counterparts were hospitalised there.

    "During the four years of fighting, thousands of wounded combatants were brought to Britain to be treated in makeshift military hospitals. Three were established in Brighton; one was the town's famous royal palace, the Royal Pavilion. King George V is said to have decreed that Indian soldiers were to be treated at the Pavilion, apparently believing that the flamboyant Indo-Saracenic building would provide familiar surroundings. In December 1914, 345 injured soldiers were transported to Brighton by train and were transferred to the hospitals. The King and Queen, Mayor of Brighton, Chief Constable of Brighton and other dignitaries visited frequently.

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