HMS Suffolk, the first of the County Class cruisers of the Royal Navy launched by Marchioness of Bristol at Portsmouth in England. The cruiser leaves the shipyard into the water. Cruiser underway in the harbor. British Flag flutters on the ship.
Germany's successive attack over England during World War II. German soldiers observe papers at a desk and prepare for direct invasion over England. The soldiers observe back lighted reconnaissance photos with a magnifying glass and observe forms of ships. A German pilot inside an aircraft in flight low near the coast of Dover, Portsmouth, and Plymouth. A German torpedo boat, or Schnellboots aka S-boot or S-boat, at sea running at high speed. German sailors and officers on the deck of a Schnellboots torpedo boat. German Army paratroopers in training for jumps. German paratroopers jump from simulated aircraft at low height, and hanging from wires, as they practice landing and rolling. German paratroopers at the open door of an aircraft and jumping in a line from the aircraft in flight. A number of parachutes in the air. A sketch shows the layers of British defensive positions from the coast inward. British flying boat over water. Gun turret of flying boat in action. A British ship in the rough North Sea during a squall storm. British sailors in mine laying operation drop large round naval contact mines with protruding Hertz horns visible, into the sea. Booms with steel submarine nets in front of a British harbor to catch submarines and surface craft.
Iraqi Prime Minister Sayyid Salih Jabr visits Portsmouth, England. Iraqi Prime Minister Sayyid Salih Jabr with British Service Chief, Ernest Bevin. HMS Victory at a port. Honor guard lined up as Prime Minister Jabr reviews troops. Dignitaries embark onto the ship. Leaders dine and confer aboard the ship.
Testing of concrete Mulberry Caisson at Portsmouth harbor in England. A warehouse and a Caisson at the dock. Sailors and Chief )Project Officers ( CPOs) work on hausers, climb ladder and secure cable hausers. A tug tows the Caisson from the dock. These structures had the code name Phoenix
One hundredth anniversary of the great sea fighter's school held at Whale Island, Portsmouth in England. Men march in ethnic dresses. Sailors pull a rope. Men stand on a boat. They sail the boat on the ground. Women and men in traditional dresses.
A concrete caisson being towed by a tugboat off Portsmouth in England. This is one of the wartime project "Phoenix" caissons to be used in building instant harbors (code-named "Mulberry harbors") for Allied ships supporting the Normandy invasion in World War II. A truck can be seen on the caisson, as well as an antiaircraft gun mounted on a platform at the top of the caisson.