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Kent Messenger 32-page Great War supplement in the paper today

11 August 2014
by Ed McConnell

Today sees the launch of our second supplement in our Great War series.

The 32 pages of fascinating and harrowing war stories is available in all editions of the Kent Messenger and marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War.

The supplement, supported by Saga, features stories of heroics, covert operations and amazing luck.

Kent and the Great War will be out this Friday

Kent and the Great War will be out this Friday

Read about the nation's bravest village, one of its luckiest soldiers and witness the extraordinary life altering impact of the four years of combat on the lives of Kent's citizens.

Inside is the remarkable story of Pte William J Smith who survived with two black eyes after an enemy bullet whizzed down the end of his rifle and exploded its barrel and the tale of Knowlton, Britain's bravest and most thankful village.

If you're intrigued by the hotbed of espionage, Canadian brides who left everything for love and drugs scandals, pick up your copy now from your local newsagents.

Images of Maidstone from the First World War era like this are on show. Picture Maidstone Area Arts Partnership

Maidstone during the First World War

 

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