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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.
We organise top quality talks given by writers, academics, former military personnel, and experts in their field with a wide variety of topics – hopefully an interesting cocktail to encourage you to join us. 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.
We have a full schedule of monthly talks scheduled throughout 2020 and most of 2021 on El Alamein, the Cold War, the Falklands, the Spanish Civil War and the Battle of the Atlantic and much more – something to appeal to everyone, we hope. Check out the full programme and talk details on the website or our Facebook pages.
The next BMMHS meeting is on Wednesday 8th April
Amateur Soldiering Tradition in Britain & the Empire 1899-1945
A presentation given by Professor Gary Sheffield
Doors Open at 7:00pm and the talk is scheduled to start at 7:30 pm
THIS TALK IS NOW CANCELLED
Ticket Pricing, Reservations and Venue Directions
Entry cost is just £8, payable (cash only) on the door. This includes your entry ticket to the talk, a Q & A, refreshments (beer, wine, soft drinks) and light snacks (sandwiches etc.). At each talk, we also make a contribution to a military related charity of our speaker’s choice. We also hold a raffle at each talk.
Doors open at 7:00pm and talks are scheduled to start at 7:30 pm. Entrance to the main hall is via the main entrance on the Reading Road in Woodcote.
Car parking is available on site, but can get quite busy. Disabled parking and access to the hall is available.
As many of our talks do ‘sell out’ in advance, we recommend you reserve your places well in advance to avoid disappointment by contacting us on email@example.com We will then confirm your reservation back to you if seats are available.
If you have any other questions, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to welcoming you to our meeting.
The BMMHS talk by Robin Brodhurst on The Battle of the Atlantic; The Turning Point scheduled for Wednesday 13th May 2020 has been Cancelled due to Coronavirus.
On This Day: BRITISH ITALIAN NATO EXERCISE. APRIL 1958, ON BOARD HMS SHEFFIELD DURING THE NATO EXERCISE "SHOTGUN". DAY AND NIGHT BOMBARDMENTS IN SUPPORT OF LANDINGS IN THE PUNTA NIEDDA AND CAPE TECILADA AREAS OF SARDINIA WAS A FEATURE OF THE EXERCISE. © IWM (A 34015) https://t.co/IJXFgWCWO1...
On This Day: OPERATION TELIC: BRITISH FORCES IN IRAQ, 2003. Men of 1 Battalion the Royal Irish Regiment, 16 Air Assault Brigade, silhouetted against the sun as they move along a ridge during a patrol in the early days of the war against Iraq, March 2003. © Crown IWM 03-010-17-145 https://t.co/5V7De9Yeil...
Sadly These Talks Cancelled - COVID-19
Hopefully NORMAL SERVICE will resume Wednesday 9th September 2020
Taranto - The Sinking of the Italian Fleet
Assumes the current COVID-19 restrictions will no longer apply by then.
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BMMHS Meetings 2021 Include
Our Last Talk and New Articles
Sir John Slessor - An unsung Cold War Strategist and his role as the architect of British Airborne Nuclear Deterrence.
Sir John Slessor
Speaker: Bill Pyke
Commemorative Event 23rd May 2020
The Loss of Whitley V N1380 DY-R France 1940
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