The British Empire and its effect on Plymouth

Salisbury Road Military Hospital

Wounded soldiers became a common sight along the streets of Plymouth during World War One as Plymouth became a major centre for the care of those wounded on the battlefield. It was regarded as a safe location for the treatment of wounded and its substantial harbour facilities and existing hospital infrastructure made it the perfect place to transport the large numbers of soldiers wounded on the fronts. However, the casualties were so numerous that additional capacity was required and so many schools were turned into make-shift hospitals like Salisbury Road and Hyde Park.

Empire in Your Backyard: Plymouth Article

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by Stephen Luscombe