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.

COVID-19 has put the meetings in the hall on hold for the time being. We are looking to resume when guidelines permit and it is safe to do so. In the meantime twice monthly Zoom Talks are currently scheduled during 2021.

Our schedule of monthly meetings and talks range from El Alamein, the Battle of Britain,  the Suez crisis and much more – something to appeal to everyone.  Check out the full programme and talk details on the website or our Facebook pages. 

BMMHS History Talks via Zoom

We shall continue a monthly Zoom talk and look to resume live meetings as soon as we can and it is deemed safe to do so. However with the uncertainty over COVID and the restrictions, the meetings we have organised may revert to Zoom talks. Check out the schedule of events for the exciting list of talks and meetings for the 2021 season. Please continue to check this website as events may change at short notice.

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Next BMMHS Zoom Talk

The Real War Horse

by Lucy Betteridge-Dyson

The Real War Horse explores the equine contribution in the Great War. The talk will look at the roles that donkeys, mules and horses played in the conflict and why, along with where they came from, their war experience and how they are remembered today. 

Real War Horse
BZT Afternoon 6th July 2021
Real War Horse


Scottish Regiments

Quiz questions by Steven Broomfield

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Tobacco tin, 'Frae Scots tae Scots', 1900
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Glimpses of War

Volume 1

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

Glimpses people
Jim Wright DFC
Wing Commander (Ret) Jim Wright DFC, former navigator with Bomber Command Pathfinder Force & veteran of 44 wartime missions.
Registered charity in England and Wales (216227) and in Scotland (SC039411). A percentage of royalties will be donated to Blind Veterans UK.
Terry Bullingham BVUK

In 1982, the Falklands War came to an end after 74 days of bloody battles and Argentina surrendering. 255 British servicemen lost their lives and many more were injured, including blind veteran Terry. Terry was on board the HMS Antrim and, while attempting to fight a fire onboard, lost his sight when he was targeted by an airstrike.

Terry is one of many who recounted their experiences in Glimpses of War – a collection of wartime stories in aid of Blind Veterans UK. Find out more or download a free chapter about the Falklands War.

The Kindle version is now also available as well


Our Last Talk and New Articles

Last Zoom Talk

The Battle of the Nile 1798

Philip K Allan

New Article

Mission Impossible 1797: The French Invasion of Wales

by Nick Brazil

The French Invasion of Wales


The Angels of Mons

by Nick Brazil

The Angels of Mon
This article coincides with the launch of Glimpses of War. In a drawing presented to them specially by a famous Punch cartoonist, this depiction of the Angel of Mons embodies the hope provided by Blind Veterans UK

Fundraising Appeal

Nicci Pugh - White Ship Red Crosses

BMMHS is helping to raise raise £2,000 to place a plaque remembering the 1982 Hospital Ship Uganda on the Remembrance Wall at the Falkland Islands Chapel, Pangbourne. 

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