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Military

Battle over Portsmouth

A city at War in 1940

ISBN:978 0 906520 29 1
First Published:01 March 1986
Authors:Paul Jenkins
Dimensions:240 x 174 mm
Format:Hardback
Book Info:

116 pages
photographs
maps

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During the tumultuous months of 1940, Portsmouth was mutilated by some of the fiercest air raids experienced outside London and, at the same time, was subjected to the threat of invasion and uncertainties of the Battle of Britain. The effects of these events on the city made an important chapter in its history. Amongst the many lesser known controversial stories of those perilous times is the scheme to illuminate Hayling Island at night as a decoy for Portsmouth.

Stations and Locations covered in this book:

StationsPhoto
Portsmouth & Southsea1,24-25
Portsmouth Clarence Pier2
Portsmouth Harbour4,45
Portsmouth South Parade Pier26

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