Southsea street destroyed

The remains of Stanley Street, Portsmouth, after the third air raid on the city - August 24, 1940
The remains of Stanley Street, Portsmouth, after the third air raid on the city - August 24, 1940
The replaced toll gate after the original was shattered by the mare.''The replaced toll gate in 1915 after the original was leapt over by the runaway mare with the carriage she was pulling smashing it to pieces. Picture: Ralph Cousins.

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This is what the Luftwaffe did to Stanley Street, Southsea, on the pretext of attacking ‘military installations’.

To see film of the aftermath of a bombing raid on Portsmouth Dockyard click here.