1914-18, the Dome became a hospital
for wounded Indian soldiers
The Impact of War
The twentieth century saw two world wars and each had its impact on the two towns that now together form one city. In the First World War the Dome was used as a hospital for wounded Indian soldiers. In the Second World War troops massed here and all along the south coast in preparation for the D-Day landings.
This section will tell the story of the experience of war.