Washington University School of Medicine Oral History Project

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British General Hospital No. 12, Rouen, France
British General Hospital No. 12 was one of the earliest British hospitals established in France. It had been situated on the Champs des Courses racetrack at Rouen since August 1914, excepting for a brief period in 1914 when the oncoming German army had forced the hospital to evacuate down the Seine on barges. It was one of fourteen hospitals and convalescent camps, with a total of approximately 25,000 beds, maintained by the British Expeditionary Forces in the Rouen area.