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 Napoleonic times to the present day.   

Our talks will be given by writers, academics, former military personnel, and experts and will cover a wide variety of topics and events – hopefully an interesting cocktail to encourage you to join us.  Based in Woodcote Village Hall RG8 0QY (near Wallingford) in South Oxfordshire. We have a full schedule of events arranged for the coming months including talks on Taranto, the Cold War, the Falklands and the Battle of the Atlantic.

The next BMMHS meeting is on Wednesday 5th February

Our man in Hamburg - a true spy story of World War Two

A presentation given by Robert Dicketts

With Britain braced for a German invasion, MI5 recruited an ex RNAS officer, come confidence trickster, as a double agent. Codenamed Celery, this individual was sent to Lisbon with the seemingly impossible mission of persuading the Germans he was a traitor and then extract crucial secrets. Once there, the Nazis spirited him off to Germany. With his life on the line, he had to outwit his interrogators in Hamburg and Berlin before returning to Britain as, in the Nazis eyes, a German spy.

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Ticket Pricing, Reservations and Venue Directions

Entry cost is just £8, payable on the door,  and will include the talk and a Q&A, drinks, light snacks (sandwiches etc.) and a contribution to a military charity. Car parking is available on site. 
We have now moved into the Larger Main Hall, in Woodcote Village Hall.
If you have any questions regarding your ticket reservation please contact us on info@bmmhs.org
Contact us on info@bmmhs.org  or through our website www.bmmhs.org about future talks and activities, any articles you wish to be included and if you know of any speakers who could help us.
P-38 Lightning crews of the 55th Fighter Group are briefed at Nuthampstead air base. 12th November 1943.  © IWM FRE 161
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The next three BMMHS talks....

Vulcan bombers from RAF Waddington flying in formation in 1957. Source: RAF, MOD

Sir John Slessor – An unsung Cold War Strategist

Wed 11th March 2020

EMPIRE FORCES IN GREAT BRITAIN 1939-1945 (H 1821) Troops and nursing sisters of the 2nd Australian Imperial Force line the rails of a troopship as it docks at Gourock on the Clyde, 19 June 1940. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205196891

Amateur Soldiering Tradition in Britain & the Empire

Wed 8th April 2020

The Battle of the Atlantic: the Turning Point

The Battle of the Atlantic; The Turning point

Wed 5th February 2020

What you are saying about

New Speakers Confirmed

Nicci Pugh - White Ship Red Crosses

White Ship Red Crosses

13th January 2021



10th February 2021

Col T E Lawrence

Lawrence of Arabia

12th May 2021

Our Last Talk and New Articles

January's Talk

Air-to-Air refuelling during the Falkands


Speaker: Group Captain David Drew (retd)

New Article

Forgotten Naval Disasters at Sea

An article by Nigel Parker

Forgotten Naval Disasters at Sea
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Book Review

White Ship - Red Crosses - A British Hospital Ship at War

Author: Nicci Pugh

White Ship Red Crosses Book
Click on the image above for the review of Nicci Pugh's book by Robin Brodhurst

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