These pictures, courtesy of Getty, all have the theme ‘at sea’.
Circa 1939: An instructor signals through a porthole to a seaman at the bottom of a 15 foot tank, during submarine crew training at the DSEA Instructional Centre at Portsmouth. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)
16th August 1944: An advance party of WRNS on the quayside at Portsmouth bound for France. (Photo by Reg Speller/Fox Photos/Getty Images)
Photo: Reg Speller
Actors Gregory Peck (left) as 'Captain Hornblower' and Robert Beatty as Bush pictured aboard the HMS Victory during the filming of 'Hornblower', Portsmouth, England, 1951. (Photo by George Konig/Keystone Features/Getty Images)
Photo: George Konig
1935: Actors John Mills, Betty Balfour (1903-1978) and Jimmy Hanley (1918-1970) take a break from filming 'Forever England' (aka 'Brown On Resolution', aka 'Born for Glory') on location in Portsmouth. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
Photo: Hulton Archive