To mark the centenary of the outbreak of WW1 in 2014, we ran a Tumblr of daily stories about the First World War. The blog accompanied our popular War Stories exhibition in Brighton Museum.
The blog covers a surprising variety of stories about World War One and its impact on Brighton & Hove. Did you know that:
- Sir Arthur Conan Doyle once helped recruit volunteers in Hove Town Hall?
- Food in the Pavilion Hospital for Limbless Men was so bad that a question was raised in Parliament?
- Even circuses made a contribution to the war effort?
One highlight of the blog is this grisly story from a Brighton man who had returned from the Western Front…