Early bath for sailors as they move blitzed Portsmouth family

Women's Voluntary Service 'street fuel drive', somewhere in Portsmouth, November 1942
Women's Voluntary Service 'street fuel drive', somewhere in Portsmouth, November 1942

NOSTALGIA WITH BOB HIND: 'I'd like the one at the top please,12th along from the left'

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Five further pictures today of Portsmouth during the Second World War displaying the work of Evening News photographer Vic Stewart.

As you can see, his prints are as vivid today as they were when he tramped the city’s streets more than 70 years ago to capture these historic images.

Southern Railway women locomotive workers at Fratton

Southern Railway women locomotive workers at Fratton

From bomb damage to the crucial role women played while so many men were in the services, these photographs tell their own stories.

Several of the photos here are published in Smitten City – the Story of Portsmouth Under Blitz which is available from The News offices at Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouth and in West Street, Fareham, price £4.99.

The navy gets the order of the bath - sailors helping a bombed-out Portsmouth family

The navy gets the order of the bath - sailors helping a bombed-out Portsmouth family

The Queen talks to a Pioneer sergeant during her visit to Portsmouth in February 1941

The Queen talks to a Pioneer sergeant during her visit to Portsmouth in February 1941

The Pioneer Corps brings down a dangerous wall, Green Road, Southsea

The Pioneer Corps brings down a dangerous wall, Green Road, Southsea