Gemeente De Panne

35. Red Cross hospital L’Océan


Zeedijk-Dr. Depagelaan, De Panne

L’Océan was originally a summer holiday hotel dating from 1904. Early in December 1914 the hotel was made available to the Belgian Red Cross under the impulse of professor Antoine Depage and Queen Elisabeth.

More than 24,000 injured people were taken care of in the hospital during WW I, making L’Océan the largest Belgian front hospital. The hospital consisted of a total of 46 buildings.


See also:

38. Villa Sans Souci
38. Villa Belle Vue
40. Recreation in Red Cross hospital L’Océan



36. Commemorative plate for the l’Océan hospital and professor A. Depage



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