Downton Abbey: Highclere Castle was transformed into a hospital during the war

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5:33 PM on 13th October 2011

Join the cast: Downton Abbey fans can bid to be an extra in the show at a charity auction at Highclere Castle this weekend

Join the cast: Downton Abbey fans can bid to be an extra in the show at a charity auction at Highclere Castle this weekend

Recreation: Lady Fiona Carnarvon in a Highclere Castle room that has been arranged to look similar to how it looked in 1916

1914 surgery: Lady Fiona Carnarvon in the Highclere Castle room that was used as a surgery in World War One and which has been faithfully recreated

Field hospital: Highclere

Tribute to the brave: Highclere”s recreation includes a glass operating table, bottles of ether, archaic surgical instruments and even a false arm and leg

Attention to detail: The recreation has taken place in the same room that would have served as an operating room

Attention to detail: The recreation will form part of a commemorative event at Highclere this weekend

“The Florence Nightingale of her day”: Lady Almina decided that the soldiers had fought for their country and that they would get the best treatment and care

Lady of the house: Lady Almina would would read to the soldiers, chat to them and tell them how brave they were

Lady of the house: Lady Almina would would read to the soldiers, chat to them and tell them how brave they were

Much appreciated: Lady Fiona has found Lady Almina

Much appreciated: Lady Fiona has found Lady Almina”s book of records from the time and dozens of letters from doctors and patients writing and thanking her

Devoted: Jessica Brown Findlay

Devoted: Jessica Brown Findlay”s Sybil comes into her own when Downton Abbey – which is filmed in Highclere Castle – is turned into a hospital

Accurate portrayal: Michelle Dockery

Accurate portrayal: Michelle Dockery”s Mary also helps to treat soldiers in the second series of Downton Abbey

Stately home: Highclere Castle

Stately home: Highclere Castle”s history is just as exciting as the plots in Downton Abbey