Step Short arch unveiled in Folkestone

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The 100th anniversary of the day Britain entered the First World War has been marked by the unveiling of a memorial arch in Folkestone, Kent.

The arch was commissioned for the Centenary by the Step Short charity in memory of the millions of British soldiers who marched through Folkestone en route to the troop ships that were waiting to take them to the battlefronts of the First World War.

As they descended the hill that led down the docks they were given the order to ‘step short’ to prevent them bumping into each other.

A bugler will play The Last Post at the Step Short commemorative arch in Folkestone every Sunday night until remembrance Sunday in November.

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