Whistles blown in Poole Harbour to mark anniversary of first shot of Great War

Bournemouth Echo: Whistles blown in Poole Harbour to mark anniversary of first shot of Great War Whistles blown in Poole Harbour to mark anniversary of first shot of Great War

A CACOPHONY of sound will greet people at Poole Harbour on Saturday as the First World War is commemorated.

Poole Harbour Commissioners have asked vessels to sound their whistles for 10 seconds and lower their ensigns to half-mast at 6pm to mark the hour of the first shot being fired at the start of the Great War in 1914.

Leisure craft, yacht clubs and marinas within the harbour are also being encouraged to take part and fill the 10 seconds with klaxons, toots and whistles.

“This is a hugely commemorative event that is worthy of support and we are sure many will be keen to participate,” said harbourmaster Brian Murphy.

“These symbolic actions serve to call for peace and reconciliation as well as remember the victims that perished in the war,” he added.

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2:30pm Fri 27 Jun 14

60plus says...

About time Poole done something,thanks PHC,
About time Poole done something,thanks PHC, 60plus
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5:59pm Fri 27 Jun 14

Chris's bird says...

Yet nothing for D-Day???
Yet nothing for D-Day??? Chris's bird
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12:25pm Sat 28 Jun 14

Western Sunset says...

Although the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated on 28th June, I thought the actual War began a month later on 28th JULY. This was when Austro-Hungary fired the first shots in preparing the invasion of Serbia.

Has someone got their dates wrong and picked the wrong month?

Nice idea though.....
Although the Archduke Ferdinand was assassinated on 28th June, I thought the actual War began a month later on 28th JULY. This was when Austro-Hungary fired the first shots in preparing the invasion of Serbia. Has someone got their dates wrong and picked the wrong month? Nice idea though..... Western Sunset
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