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2D/3D INTERACTIVE DOCUMENTARY


Vol.1
FOLKESTONE KENT,
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REMEMBERING FOLKESTONE

STEP INTO THE STORY

Welcome to Stepshort's 2D/3D idoc focusing on historical events involving Folkestone between 1914-1918. Click on the image to the left to begin or peruse through the topics below.

Soldiers marching down ‘Slope Road’, 1914... begin story
Introduction
Introduction

MOLE CAFÉ

THREE LADIES SET UP CAFÉ IN FOLKESTONE HARBOUR

SERVICEMEN WOULD HAVE TEA AND SIGN BOOK BEFORE LEAVING

40000 SIGNATURES ACQUIRED

Folkestone Harbour Mole Café interior, 1914-1918... view story
Mole Cafe
Mole Cafe

BELGIAN REFUGEES

BELGIANS FLEE GERMAN INVASION

64,000 BELGIANS SEEK REFUGE AND SHELTER IN FOLKESTONE

NATIONWIDE APPEAL FOR FOOD AND CLOTHING

Belgian Refugees landing in Folkestone, 1914... view story
Belgian Refugees
Belgian Refugees

BILLY POILE

LOCAL LAD 19 OFF TO FRANCE

LAST MEETING WITH FAMILY

KILLED IN ACTION 1918

Private Billy Poile before embarking to France... view story
Billy Poile
Billy Poile

REST CAMPS

FORMER HOTELS AND LARGE HOUSES BECAME REST CAMPS

SERVICEMEN WOULD REST UP BEFORE BEING SHIPPED TO FRANCE

ALSO AS A BREAK FROM CONFLICT

Troops at No1 Rest Camp, Marine Parade... view story
Rest Camps
Rest Camps

CANADIAN SOLDIERS

40,000 ARRIVE IN FOLKESTONE, FEBRUARY 1915

MANY BILLETED WITH LOCAL FAMILIES

LOCALS RAISE MONEY FOR YMCA

Canadian Calvary in Folkestone... view story
Canadian Soldiers
Canadian Soldiers

CHINESE VOLUNTEERS

AGREEMENT REACHED BETWEEN BRITISH AND CHINESE GOVENMENTS

ARRIVED IN FOLKESTONE 1917 AS A LABOUR FORCE

2000 EMPLOYED

Chinese labour camp outside Folkestone... view story
Chinese Volunteers
Chinese Volunteers

WALTER TULL

LOCAL FOLKESTONE LAD HAD EXTRAORDINARY LIFE

PLAYED FOR TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR

BECAME FIRST BLACK OFFICER IN THE BRITISH ARMY

Walter Tull in uniform... view story
Walter Tull
Walter Tull

THE GREAT FOLKESTONE AIR RAID

STRUCK WITHOUT WARNING

71 CASUALTIES

TONTINE STREET WORST HIT

Air Raid Damage in Tontine Street, 25th May 1917... view story
Folkestone Air Raid
Folkestone
Air Raid
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REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY


A short film following the Town's service and parade which took place on Remembrance Sunday, 11.11.11, at the Folkestone War Memorial
Remberance Sunday at Folkestone War Memorial
Soldier laying a wreath at Folkestone's
War Memorial... view story

CANADA DAY

School girl laying flowers on Canadian Soldier's Grave

A short film about the Canada Day Service that commemorates the 296 Canadian soldiers who died during WWI and are buried in the Shorncliffe Military Cemetery.

Each year the service is attended by local school children laying their own floral tributes on the graves of soldiers. view story

ABOUT

Background information to the project

HELP

Guidance to watching the 2d/3d documentary

CREDITS

List of credits and thanks to all that contributed to the making of this interactive documentary

COMMEMORATIVE MARCH

A film about the Step Short 3rd Commemorative March that walked in the footsteps of a soldier from WW1 who was born in Folkestone
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Folkestone's Commemorative March

Eamonn Rooney Heritage Walking Tour

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Choose a talk

Click on the blue dots to show details of each talk given in that location. You can also select a specific talk from the drop down menu below.

The Grand Society
Folkestone Society before WW1

Eamonn Rooney explores Folkestone Society before the First World War.

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The Affects of War
How Folkestone was affected

Eamonn Rooney explains how Folkestone was affected by the outbreak of the WW1.

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Rest Camps and Registration
Setup of Folkestone's Rest Camps

How Folkestone dealt with the huge influx of multi-national soldiers passing through.

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The Promenade Shelter
Completed in October 1914

Discussion about the Public Shelter where bands would play.

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Open Door to the War Front
Main Embarkation point for Military

How Folkestone became the main Embarkation point to the Western Front.

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Memorial Statue and Cairn
Folkestone's First World War Memorials

Insight into the statue Victory and the Road of Remembrance Cairn.

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Rest Camp No.1
Folkestone's first Rest Camp

Eamonn Rooney talks about the land area that covered Rest Camp No.1

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The Belgian Refugees
Exiled Belgians seek refuge in Folkestone

Eamonn Rooney discusses how up to 200,000 Belgians sought refuge in Folkestone.

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Arriving In Folkestone
Millions converge on Folkestone

Explores some of the obstacles facing townsfolk and new arrivals coming into Folkestone

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Tontine Street Bombing
The Great Folkestone Air Raid 1917

An account of the bombing of Tontine Street.

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