For eight months between 1940 and 1941 the German Luftwaffe carried out a bombing campaign on Britain known as the Blitz
Portsmouth was one of the cities targeted being hit by three raids.
And pictures from The News archives show the extent of damage that was caused in the city during the bombing campaign.
To see the full gallery click on the link at the top of the article or the icon on the main picture.
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