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Southampton - Gateway to the World

Discover the story of merchant shipping and port life in Southampton. Our archive contains over 10,000 photographs, maps, sound clips, documents, games and other objects. Use the Search box (top right of every page) to find items.

[20508] American Tank*

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Remembering D-Day
When American Soldiers left for Normandy 
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[25074] Crest of a wave Transatlantic travel

Sailors venturing across the Atlantic ocean had to face many dangers. Learn what they were and how the steamship made regular transatlantic crossings possible.

[20078] Child with gas mask Southampton at war

Over 600 civilians died in Southampton in air raids during the Second World War and over 900 buildings were destroyed. Find out more about Southampton's War here and the preparations for D-Day.



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29 July 1932
37 boat trains are handled in 48 hours at Southampton on this day and the next.


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29 July 1932
37 boat trains are handled in 48 hours at Southampton on this day and the next.
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