Brighton's Royal Pavilion was built by King George VI in 1787, as a seaside retreat, and was designed to evoke traditional Indian and Chinese design. During World War One it was home to over 4,000 wounded Indian troops, who were visited by the king and queen. Presenter narrative, modern report and graphics with contemporary footage. Contains scenes which may upset younger viewers and some imitative behaviour (smoking). Teacher review prior to use in class is recommended.
In pairs pupils write letters to reflect the new perspectives experienced by British host medical staff and Indian patients, the target being empathy to show the novelty for both parties in the context of 1914.