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.

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We are delighted that we have now been able to resume live meetings in Woodcote Village Hall in addition we shall also continue our monthly Zoom talks. Check website for details. Please note we will not be recording or streaming any of our live meetings or Zoom talks.

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If the Mesopotamia Campaign is known for one thing, it is the disastrous Siege of Kut: all other military activities in the Middle East being dominated by Gallipoli and the Arab Revolt. Yet either side of Kut were a series of incredibly successful campaigns. Arab observers noted that the British captured Kut twice, while the Turks could only starve out the British-Indian defenders. The campaigns of 1914-1915 where highly successful and came very close to capturing Baghdad. After Kut, General Maude would rebuild a shattered and demoralised army and lead it successfully to Baghdad and beyond, something which one of his subalterns, Bill Slim, would replicate in India in the next war. All of this was achieved in a theatre lacking the most basic infrastructure.
THE MESOPOTAMIA CAMPAIGN 1914 - 1918 (Q 79438) A Gurkha manning a Lewis gun in a forward position, probably during the trench warfare below Kut in the summer of 1916. Copyright: © IWM. Original Source: http://www.iwm.org.uk/collections/item/object/205024945
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‘The Task Force’s victory in the Falkland Islands gave freedom back to the Islanders, releasing a vibrant energy to develop their lives. This fascinating compendium is another triumph in the “Glimpses” series!’               Major General Dair Farrar-Hockley MC, 2 Para in the Falklands

To mark the 40th anniversary, the British Modern Military History Society has compiled a book of memories and stories of those who served in the Falklands. The latest book in the Glimpses of War series, Glimpses of the Falklands War, has now been published and is  available on Amazon.  As with other volumes of Glimpses of War, all profits will go to the charity Blind Veterans UK. #blindveterans

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Glimpses of War

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

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Registered charity in England and Wales (216227) and in Scotland (SC039411). A percentage of royalties will be donated to Blind Veterans UK.

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