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Folkestone was the last glimpse of home for soldiers

In 1914, the genteel Kent seaside town of Folkestone was used to visitors, both holidaymakers and the military, having been a garrison town for two centuries.

But it had never experienced anything like the influx of soldiers which was to come, as hundreds of thousands marched through the town to board the ships that would take them to war.

Afterwards, nothing was quite the same, as BBC South East Today's Sara Smith reports.

  • 04 Aug 2014
  • From the section Kent
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