Deborah (debris4spike) wrote,

Holiday - Portsmouth

Well, I did promise photos

Hard to pick just a few to describe an amazing chunk of history that I explored on my way to The Isle Of White.

I stopped for a couple of days in the city of Portsmouth as I wanted to see the HMS Victory, and also the Mary Rose ... 2 historic ships.  The other place I wanted to see was the D-Day museum (Having been to the beaches in May, I certainly wanted to see the stunning embroidery that was here.

So pleased I stopped - and here is a brief glimpse ....

THE MARY ROSE - Launched 1511, sunk 1545 (watched by Henry VIII) with most of the crew drowned, and raised in 1982 (yes, I remember watching it on the TV)
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Some of the many artifacts
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This dog belonged to the ship's carpenter, and the 2 bodies were found together.

HMS VICTORY - Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar October 1805 (and where he died)
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Marking the spot where Horatio Nelson died
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Nelson's bed
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HMS M33 - used during The Gallpioli Campaign in 1915
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THE GARRISON CHURCH - bombed during WW!!
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THE CATHEDRAL (they have actually buried one of the sailors here as a memorial to the whole ship)
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THE SQUARE TOWER - This is where Henry VIII stood and watched his prise ship go down
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Tags: camera, history, holiday 2019, wwii

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