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The Blitz in Portsmouth at 80

This weekend marks 80 years since the biggest air raid on our city that took place during Second World War.

During the attack, which took place from early evening on 10 January 1941 and into the early hours of 11 January, 172 people were killed and hundreds more were injured or made homeless.

On the 80th anniversary, I’m really keen to hear from local residents and their accounts and stories of the air raid. It’s incredibly important we understand the impact it had on our city, as well the lessons we can take to apply today of coming together as a city when we need to most.

The council has provided a fantastic interactive local map that details the Blitz’s impacts on our city, which I encourage residents both young and old to go and have a look at:

https://pcc.dynamicmaps.co.uk/MapThatPublic/login.html?user=Hist#/step1

Stephen Morgan MP