Blitz 76

In memory of the Blitz which took place 76 years ago, where more than 65 bombing raids targeted Portsmouth between 1940 and 1941, the Big Screen Portsmouth will be replacing all content with the short film, “The Longest Night” today from 2pm. 

In 2005 Sue Turner formed a team to record eye witness accounts of the blitz on Portsmouth of January 10th 1941 and applied and received Lottery funding for the project. Directed by Michael Finlason, "The Longest Night" was produced and edited by Sue with the intention of distributing as many copies as possible on DVD to the people of Portsmouth to ensure that this important piece of the history of the City was not lost.

Containing eye-witness accounts from many of those alive on the night who are now gone, this documentary reminds the inhabitants of Portsmouth how the City endured one of the most destructive bombing raids on the South Coast of the Second World War.

Sue Turner is now the director of Elephant in Scarlet CIC, formed in 2015 to continue to record and preserve the personal and corporate memories of the people and organisations in Portsmouth and the surrounding area. Contact admin@elephantinscarlet.co.uk or ring 07470289809 to find out how you could become a part of history too.