Blackmore Park in World War Two

An account of the US Army hospitals at Blackmore Park, Malvern 1943-5

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Brewin Books
133 b/w
Year of First Publication   
Authors    Fran & Martin Collins
Recommended Retail Price   

155th General Hospital, Blackmore Park

Blackmore Park in World War Two tells the history of the two hospital sites built at Blackmore Park in 1943 and used by American hospital units until September 1945. The two sites were first occupied by the 19th and 65th General Hospitals. The 19th was replaced in May 1944 by the 93rd General Hospital and the 65th was replaced first by the 90th General Hospital in March 1944 and then by the 155th General Hospital in July of that year. The 19th and 90th moved their operations to the continent on leaving Malvern and set up hospitals in France.

This book tells of the day to day activities on the base using accounts and previously unpublished photos from those involved. It touches on the work of the other three American hospital sites in the area and it also looks at the impact that the occupants of these camps, both patients and medical staff had on the surrounding area of Worcestershire through the memories of those that were there at the time.

Signed copies of Blackmore Park at War available from authors for £10.95 plus £2.50 p &p. Advance orders being taken now.

Special thanks to all those who helped with the research for this book. We are still researching other sites in this area. For details see here.

Top: 155th General Hospital, Blackmore Park.
Bottom left: Wards 65th General Hospital, Blackmore Park.
Bottom right: Inside enlisted Men’s hut 19th General Hospital, Blackmore Park

 wards, 65th general hospital, Blackmore Park enlisted men's hut, 19th General Hospital, Blackmore Park
This is what one on-line reviewer said about this book: As the daughter of one of the many military personnel stationed at Blackmore Park, I can’t say enough about the book and its invaluable contents...I am extremely delighted with the written details, numerous photographs and overall historical value of the book, and I have nothing but extreme admiration and respect for the authors. I can’t say enough about the book, and applaud Fran and Martin Collins for their endeavors, their research, and their untiring goal to get the contents organized so “Blackmore Park in World War Two” could be published. I highly recommend it to everyone, and feel it is of extreme historical value in documenting the daily life and activities of those who were stationed there, along with the English citizens who worked on the base, and the residents of the surrounding communities.
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