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.

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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

 

Memorial service for 75th anniversary of the loss of Halifax VII, NP681 RCAF that crashed at Newnham Manor Farm, Crowmarsh Gifford.

426 (Thunderbird) Squadron RCAF.
Wing Commander (Ret) Jim Wright DFC, former navigator with the Bomber Command Pathfinder Force
Helen Fry Talk is NOW SOLD OUT

New Article from Steve Richards:
J landers Fighter Ace

Fighter Ace John Landers
Click on image for the article

Just Some of the talks already booked 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

Bill Pyke - Sir John Slessor – An unsung Cold War Strategist - March 2020

THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC. JULY 1941, WESTERN APPROACHES COMMAND, DERBY HOUSE, LIVERPOOL. OPERATIONS AND TACTICAL COMMAND FOR THE BATTLE OF THE ATLANTIC IS LOCATED DOWN BELOW THE GROUND IN SECRET WARRENS, BUILT OF STEEL AND CONCRETE. MEN OF THE ROYAL NAVY, ROYAL NAVAL RESERVE, AND ROYAL NAVAL VOLUNTEER RESERVE AS WELL AS WRENS WORK DAY AND NIGHT IN CLOSE CO-OPERATION WITH THE RAF. (A 4527) The Operations Room, with its large map on which small symbols and flags show every move in the Battle of the Atlantic. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205138797

Robin Brodhurst - The Battle of the Atlantic: the Turning Point - May 2020

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

July 3rd 2019​

Cold War Royal Navy Submarine operations

Chris Munns - Cold War – RN Submarine Operations - June 2020

Taranto the sinking of the Italian fleet in World war Two

Paul Beaver - The Battle of Taranto - September 2020

Wantage & the sinking of HMS Royal Oak

Coming Soon - New Article - The sinking of HMS Royal Oak

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

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