Blitz anniversary marked at museum

An exercise involving Hampshire emergency services has been held on board HMS Queen Elizabeth at HMNB Portsmouth.  Hampshire Fire & Rescue Service, Hampshire Ambulance Hazardous Area Response Team (HART) and Portsmouth Naval Bases Emergency Response Team (ERT) were put through their paces on board the Royal Navys brand new aircraft carrier.  The ship put together a realistic harbour fire exercise with training smoke and mock casualties to test their agencies in their response and in working together to combat an emergency on an extremely unfamiliar environment.

IN PICTURES: The first major emergency training exercise on HMS Queen Elizabeth

THE D-Day Museum will be showing archive films from the Second World War to commemorate the anniversary of the Blitz.

Seventy years ago Portsmouth saw its heaviest air raid overnight on January 10 and 11, 1941.

So on Sunday, January 16 this year, the museum will be showing a selection of wartime films from the archives of the Imperial War Museum.

One will be the film Britain Can Take It, which was aimed at an American audience and tells of Britain's bravery in the face of the German bombing.

Another will be Miss Grant Goes To The Door, which shows hows how two elderly sisters outwit a German invasion.

There will also be film shows in the museum cinema at 2pm, on Britain at War, and 3pm, on Wartime Services.

Each is a selection of short films, lasting around 45 minutes.

The films will also be shown throughout the day on a smaller screen.