Welcome to the British Modern Military History Society

Welcome to the British Modern Military History Society.  Formed in early 2019, we organise monthly talks for anyone interested in military history over the last 200 years from Nelson’s times to the present day.   

With top quality talks given by writers, academics, former military personnel, and experts in their field with a wide variety of topics, we are based in Woodcote Village Hall RG8 0QY (near Wallingford) in South Oxfordshire.   We can accommodate up to 100 people at each talk in pleasant surroundings, offering a warm and welcoming evening out.

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We are delighted that we have now been able to resume live meetings in Woodcote Village Hall in addition we shall also continue our monthly Zoom talks. Check website for details. Please note we will not be recording or streaming any of our live meetings or Zoom talks.

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The Gurkhas 200 years of service for Britain

The Gurkhas; 200 years of service to Britain

Gurkhas have been part of the British Army for almost 200 years, but who are these fearsome Nepalese fighters?

“Better to die than be a coward” is the motto of the world-famous Nepalese Gurkha soldiers who are an integral part of the British Army.

Doug Henderson or Daren Bowyer from the Gurkha Museum intend to cover some of the more important and enlightening aspects of this history, as well as a background to the origins of Gurkha service and the role of the Brigade of Gurkhas today.
Gurkhas Cyprus
Gurkhas being briefed before moving out on patrol of the British Sovereign Base of Dhekelia, Cyprus, 1974 © NAM. 1988-09-69-2
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‘The Task Force’s victory in the Falkland Islands gave freedom back to the Islanders, releasing a vibrant energy to develop their lives. This fascinating compendium is another triumph in the “Glimpses” series!’               Major General Dair Farrar-Hockley MC, 2 Para in the Falklands

To mark the 40th anniversary, the British Modern Military History Society has compiled a book of memories and stories of those who served in the Falklands. The latest book in the Glimpses of War series, Glimpses of the Falklands War, has now been published and is  available on Amazon.  As with other volumes of Glimpses of War, all profits will go to the charity Blind Veterans UK. #blindveterans

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Glimpses of War

A compilation of military stories and eyewitness accounts to raise funds for Blind Veterans UK

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Registered charity in England and Wales (216227) and in Scotland (SC039411). A percentage of royalties will be donated to Blind Veterans UK.

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