This Week In History: The Breakers turns back into a hotel after service as wartime hospital

Patients are entertained on Nov.26, 1943 at Ream General Hospital at the Breakers in Palm Beach. The resort was used as an Army hospital from December 1942 to mid-1944, according to the state Department of Veteran’s Affairs. (Palm Beach Post file photo)

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Dec. 10, 1944, was the official end of the federal government’s $800,000 lease of the Breakers Hotel. The hotel was used as an army hospital from 1942 to 1944. The Breakers formally reopened on Jan. 7, 1945.

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