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Explore Gravesend’s First World War connections through new trails

PUBLISHED: 12:00 10 December 2017

German prisoners help to carry British wounded back to their trenches after an attack by XIV (Irish) Corps on Bavarian units holding Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme. Picture: PA/EMPICS

German prisoners help to carry British wounded back to their trenches after an attack by XIV (Irish) Corps on Bavarian units holding Ginchy during the Battle of the Somme. Picture: PA/EMPICS

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Discover the tales of people and places connected to the First World War through a new project.

100 Miles for 100 Years – a scheme funded by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant – will launch its Gravesend trails on Wednesday, December 13, at Gravesend Borough Market, High Street, between 11am and 2pm.

Visitors will be able to view photographs from the time – including of the pontoon bridge across the Thames used by troops – and will receive a special edition pin badge. They can also find out how to get involved with a county-wide event taking place at the end of February.

The trails have been created in collaboration with Gravesham Borough Council, and information on the route is available online and on an app.

Visit kentww1.com or email info@kentww1.com for more.

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