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 Arnhem, the Cold War, the Falklands and the Battle of the Atlantic.

Eminent historian and broadcaster Dr. Helen Fry will be giving our next talk on Wednesday 25th September 2019 on how the British gathered important intelligence by covert means from senior German POW’s.

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. Everyone is welcome.
Do join us for what should be a fascinating talk.  To help us with catering and numbers, please let us know if you are coming either through info@bmmhs.org  or our Facebook Event page. 

We are always looking for new articles about your family’s military experiences for this website and also for additional speakers on specific military subjects – see our latest Speaker wishlist.

Contact us on info@bmmhs.org and on Facebook 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.

Images courtesy of Helen Fry

Next Meeting Wednesday 25th September; Woodcote Village Hall RG8 0QY 7:30pm
Dr Helen Fry

A Very Secret War: Bugging Hitler’s Generals in World War 2


New Article - The Hampden Patrol

Desperate measures: Hampdens used as Night Fighters 1940

Article on Royal West Africa Frontier Force and 81st Division in Burma

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Previous Meeting: Philip K Allan. The Wooden World life in Nelson's Navy

July 3rd 2019​

News - 3 New Talks Added for 2020

Squadron Leader Ulf Burberry’s crew run towards a Handley Page Victor of No. 15 (XV) Squadron during a demonstration scramble at RAF Cottesmore, June © IWM, RAF-T 1018
March 11th 2020, historian and researcher specialising in the  Cold War,  Bill Pyke will give a talk on distinguished airman and Marshal of the RAF Sir John Slessor – An unsung Cold War Strategist and his role as the architect of British Airborne Nuclear Deterrence.
May 13th 2020, historian and writer, Robin Brodhurst will give a talk on The Battle of the Atlantic  – How the allies fought the U Boat threat in WW2.
September 9th 2020, author, broadcaster and aviation historian, Paul Beaver will give a talk on Taranto, the sinking of the Italian fleet in WW2.

Some of the events that took place this month in history….

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