BATTLE OVER PORTSMOUTH - A CITY AT WAR IN 1940 by Lieutenant Commander P.E. Jenkins RN was published by Middleton Press - this being a reprint 1994. The book measures approx. 16cms. by 24cms. high and contains 116 pages extensively illustrated throughout text with archival wartime black and white photographs illustrating the degree of damage caused to the city.This book is about the events that took place in and around the city of Portsmouth from the outbreak of World War II in September 1939 to the end of December 1940. During these tumultuous months, dominated as they were by the Battle of Britain and the threat of invasion, Portsmouth was to suffer some of the worst daylight bombing to be experienced by any town or city outside London which resulted in the death or injury of over 1000 civilians. The book is hardbound in gloss pictorial covers and is in very good condition. Overseas bidders - please enquire regarding shipping costs before bidding .