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  1. LRusso216

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    Sounds interesting, Gordon. Wish I could attend. I'd like to hear more accounts of Market Garden. I'm not sure we will here in the States.
     
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    Me too, Lou.
     
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    Battlefields Trust Lunchtime Event: The Lambert Simnel Rebellion and the battle of Stoke Field 1487:Dr Christopher Scott A lecture and sandwich lunch 12.30-2.00pm 29th September 2014 Hosted by The Fusiliers Museum London in the Officer's Mess of The Royal Regiment of Fusiliers HM Tower of London

    There is a popular misconception that all Henry Tydr’s troubles came to an end on Bosworth Field in 1485 when the truth is that his reign was dogged by plots, discontent and uprisings. Two of these centred around Yorkist pretenders to his throne and whilst many people know a little about the second of these men, Perkin Warbeck, perhaps because of television dramatisations, very few have heard if the first, Lambert Simnel, whose rebellion two years after Bosworth threatened to plunge England once more into civil war and resulted in a bloody battle near Newark.

    Dr. Christopher Scott, a member of the Battlefields Trust and a founder of the Guild of Battlefield Guides recently took a group of fellow historians and guides on a tour of the site of that battle and for it prepared a short lecture to set the engagement in context. It is an exciting story of opportunism, clandestine intrigue, high finance, and international wheeling and dealing which came to a bloody and dramatic climax and comes complete with tales of murderous atrocities and a walled-up skeleton..

    Our hosts will be the Fusiliers Museum and the event includes a sandwich lunch a glass of wine and the opportunity to network in the exclusive surroundings of the Fusiliers mess in HM Tower of London. For more details and to book follow this link https://www.justgiving.com/Stokefield1487/

    Next Events:
    29 Oct Richard III and Bosworth 1485 Rediscovered - Prof Anne Curry https://www.justgiving.com/Bosworth1485/
    5 Nov British Army 1945-2014 General Lord Dannatt https://www.justgiving.com/LordDannatt/
     
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    "Modern Conflict Archaeology Conference.
    University of Bristol, October 18th
    Provisional Program
    The Fall and Rise of the Slovenian Linden Tree: A century of politics and memory in the Soča Valley
    Emily Glass, University of Bristol and Siân Thomas, Cardiff University.
    Tank Island: an archaeological and phenomenological investigation of a town at war, Marlborough
    1940-1944.
    Mike Relph, University of Bristol.
    Military Identification systems of the Major Combatants of World War One
    Sarah I. Ashbridge, University of Bradford.
    War Horses of World War One: The identification and characterisation of battlefield trauma
    Rebecca Plumley, Cranfield Forensic Institute, Cranfield University.
    Shell Shocked Society: Gender relations and artillery shells in the First World War
    Gabrielle Day. University of Bristol.
    THE BONE WHITE ROCK- Exploring the materiality of the Barren Island prison complex.
    Milica Prokic. University of Bristol.
    Bodies/objects/people? The complex entanglements of human bodies and material culture in twentieth century conflict.
    Susie Callow. Cirencester Sixth-Form College / University of Bristol"
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    "Conference: Conflict in Context: Archaeologies of War 1618 - 1918
    26 September — 28 September 2014
    Museum of Liverpool, Pier Head, Liverpool L3 1DG
    CONFERENCE REGISTRATION[​IMG] is now open. Download the registration form as a PDF or Word document. For regular SPMA members, CONFERENCE REGISTRATION[​IMG] is available at a reduced rate of £45, and only £30 for SPMA members who are full-time students/under the age of 25. Reduced rates are also available for members of local archaeology societies in Liverpool and Merseyside.
    A conference timetable is available here.
    This conference will provide an archaeological comparative perspective, considering warfare and its impact from the seventeenth century to the First World War. It will be held at the Museum of Liverpool, which houses important regional archaeological collections including much post-medieval material and also curates the King's Regiment Collection.
    The conference coverage is European and includes maritime archaeology. The intended range of topics includes:
    • Warfare and armaments, including artefacts and fortifications
    • Warfare and tactics, including battlefields
    • Lifeways of the military, including barracks and diet
    • Impact on civilians
    The formal Call for Papers has now closed, but further papers addressing elements of battlefield archaeology from the English Civil War to the First World War are invited, as are posters for display. Please contact Harold Mytum at h.mytum@liverpool.ac.uk with conference enquiries and offers of papers and posters.
    A postgraduate archaeology conference day sponsored by SPMA will be held at the University of Liverpool, 11am - 5.30pm on Friday 26th September, where research students can contribute papers on any aspect of post-medieval archaeology. Please email Harold Mytum at h.mytum@liverpool.ac.ukwith offers of papers, by Friday 22nd August at the latest.
    A WINE[​IMG] reception to commence the Conflict in Context conference will be held at the University of Liverpool on Friday 26th September with the main conference sessions at the Museum of Liverpool on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th September. The Museum is close to other parts of National Museums Liverpool, including the World Museum, Merseyside Maritime Museum and the International Slavery Museum.
    Visit Liverpool features information about places to stay, restaurants, and other attractions in Liverpool and the surrounding area."
    http://www.spma.org.uk/events/conference-archaeologies-of-war-1618-1918/
     
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    "CALL FOR PAPERS – NEW RESEARCH IN MILITARY HISTORY: A CONFERENCE FOR POSTGRADUATE AND EARLY CAREER HISTORIANS
    September 12, 2014 · by Ross · in Academia, Call for Papers, Conferences, Military History, War Studies. ·

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    Call for Papers
    New Research in Military History: A Conference for Postgraduate and Early Career Historians
    22 November 2014
    A Conference organised by the British Commission for Military History in association with the University of Wolverhampton
    This conference, organised by the British Commission for Military History (BCMH) in association with the Department of History, Politics and War Studies, University of Wolverhampton, intends to highlight current research being undertaken by postgraduate and early career scholars in the field of military history and related disciplines.
    This is the British Commission for Military History’s fifth annual New Research conference giving postgraduate and early career scholars an excellent opportunity to meet, share new ideas and discuss the latest research. Papers on any aspect or period of military history are welcome. Proposals (c. 300 words) for papers of 20 minutes should be submitted, along with an academic CV, to Dr Phylomena Badsey at the University of Wolverhampton bcmhnewresearchers@gmail.com by Friday 3 October 2014.
    The British Commission for Military History is the pre-eminent association for professional military historians in the UK, dedicated to the promotion and discussion of military history in its broadest sense.
    More details can be found here."
     
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    "Manchester Military History Society
    The Committee has now started work on compiling the MMHS 2015 programme.

    MMHS's strength is in its membership and we always look to our members to provide our talks.

    2015 is the centenary of a number of major World War 1 battles, not least Gallipoli, 2nd Ypres and Loos as well as the 70th anniversaries of the the Rhine Crossing, Battle of Berlin, etc and we are particularly looking for talks that cover these areas.

    Don't worry if you are not necessarily confident in producing presentations, as we can assist. What we are looking for is 1 hour 30 mins of entertaining and informative military history.

    If you think you are up to the challenge then please reply to this email indicating what subject you would like to cover."
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    Next talk

    My Boyhood Hero" Hector Archibold Macdonald - "Fighting Mac"

    Geoff Smith tells the fascinating and tragic story of Major General Sir Hector Archibald MacDonald, KCB, DSO, who became a household name in Victorian England after his actions at the Battle of Omdurman.

    This talk takes place on Tuesday 14th October 2014 at 7.30pm."
    http://www.mcrmilhist.org.uk/?utm_source=Mailchimp&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=email&utm_source=The++Manchester+Military+History+Society&utm_campaign=dec1068646-Fighting+Mac+-+Oct+2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_24051bff21-dec1068646-9346341
     
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    "From ‘Shooting the Front’ to Combat ISTAR Conference 2015

    A Conference to be held at the Royal Air Force Museum at Hendon in conjunction with the Royal Air Force Centre for Air Power Studies.

    From air observation and photographic reconnaissance in the First World War through to the emergence of Combat ISTAR, effective intelligence gathering has been at the heart of air operations since the birth of air power. Indeed, air power made its first appearance on the battlefield when a balloon was used during the Battle of Fleurus in 1794 in the observation role. Since then, air power has been able to provide longer, deeper and more persistent forms of information collection. Furthermore, the provisional Training Manual of the Royal Flying Corps stated in 1914 that, ‘The most important role of aircraft in war is reconnaissance’. More recently, AP3000, the modern Royal Air Force’s capstone doctrine, has codified ‘Intelligence and Situational Awareness’ as one of the Service’s four fundamental roles. As we move through the period of the centenary of the First World War and towards the 100th Anniversary of the RAF’s formation, the time is precipitate to explore the importance of aerial based reconnaissance and intelligence gathering and its effect on war in all its facets.

    This two-day conference invites papers dealing with any of the topics below. In addition to established academics, the organisers are keen to receive proposals from postgraduate students, early careers scholars and those with professional experience. Panel proposals of three speakers and a chair are welcomed. Papers on other themes are also encouraged.

    Intelligence | Reconnaissance | Surveillance | Target Acquisition | Operational Techniques | Development | Strategic and Operational Effect | Interpretation | Dissemination | Operational Responses | Organisation and Culture of Air Intelligence Services | Intelligence on Air Forces | National, International and Transnational Experiences

    Paper proposals must be submitted to the email below by 1 December 2014 along with a 300 word abstract and curriculum vitae. Additional conference details and registration information will be available soon. It is planned to publish the conference proceedings at a future date."






    http://www.rafmuseum.org.uk/
     
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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY
    Next talk-
    The Battle of the Bulge

    Keith Murphy describes his battlefield tours and the strategy behind this major German offensive campaign launched through the densely forested Ardennes region of Wallonia in Belgium, France and Luxembourg on the Western Front toward the end of World War II in Europe.

    This talk takes place on Tuesday 11th November 2014 at 7.30pm.
    http://www.mcrmilhist.org.uk/?utm_source=Mailchimp&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=email&utm_source=The++Manchester+Military+History+Society&utm_campaign=3463f00018-Battle+of+the+Bulge+-+Nov+2014&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_24051bff21-3463f00018-9346341"
     
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    "Manchester Military History Society
    The 2014 Christmas Special"

    It's our annual Christmas Special on Tuesday 9th December at 7.30pm

    Please indicate which meal you would like on this link.

    It's different from our normal format and includes food and a number of short pieces.

    Let us know your ideas and we will try and fit them in.

    Previous years have included:
    Pigeons in WW2
    Military Inventions which didn't actually get produced
    The Truck as hero
    "Military Eccentric of the year" ...
    "A bit of a Spitfire" (... featuring a bit of a Spitfire!)
    A book auction
    A surprise Quiz
    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Admission £4 per attendee including food."
     
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    The RAF and Operation GRANBY: 25 Years On

    21st - 22nd February 2015

    As part of our rolling calendar of events, the RAF Museum's Aviation Historian, Ross Mahoney, will be giving a free lecture on the subject of 'The RAF and Operation GRANBY: 25 Years On'. This talk will examine the vital role the RAF played during the Gulf War, 1990-91. It will also consider the state of the RAF on the eve on the conflict, the many lessons learnt and the Service’s continuing role over Iraq from enforcing no-fly zones to its employment against Islamic State today.

    LOCATION AND TIME

    This lecture will be held in the museum lecture theatre at 1pm on Saturday 21 February and Sunday 22 February.

    TICKETS

    This lecture is free of charge however we do ask that you pre-book a free ticket as seats are limited. Booking is quick and easy, we just need some basic contact information.

    BOOK YOUR TICKET FREE TODAY
     
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    Cheers Ross
     
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    The Road to the First World War (Peter Olausson)

    In Swedish. Peter Olausson is a reknown historian / author of Swedish language history books.

    "Föreläsare:
    Populärvetenskapligt föredrag (cirka 40 min) med efterföljande diskussion (cirka 20 minuter) Författaren Peter Olausson: "Vägen till första världskriget"

    Entrance free,
    Datum:2014-12-11

    Tid:15:00 - 16:30
    Plats:Vera Sandbergs Allé 8 (Chalmers University)
     
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    The Royal Flying Corps and the Western Front in 1915: Myths and Realities

    13th February 2015
    As part of the RAF Museum's First World War in the Air Lunchtime Lecture Series, Dr James Pugh will speak on 'The Royal Flying Corps and the Western Front in 1915: Myths and Realities'.
    TALK OUTLINE
    The year 1915 has been called the ‘black hole’ of First World War history. As such, 2015 affords the perfect opportunity to shine some light on one of the least explored periods of the conflict. The lecture will investigate the myths and realities of the Royal Flying Corps (RFC) and its role on the Western Front during 1915. This will include an examination of doctrine, policy, and practice; with a particular focus on the RFC’s approach to the control of the air. The lecture will conclude with an examination of the command changes that took place in the RFC during 1915; a process affected by the challenging personal relationships that existed between the senior officers of the Corps.

    LOCATION AND TIME
    This lecture will be held in the museum lecture theatre at 12:30PM on Friday 13 February 2015.

    TICKETS
    This lecture is free of charge however we do ask that you pre-book a free ticket as seats are limited. Booking is quick and easy, we just need some basic contact information.

    BOOK YOUR TICKET HERE TODAY


    ABOUT DR JAMES PUGH
    James Pugh holds a BA (Hons) in Contemporary Military and International History (Salford), an MA in International History (Wales), and a PhD in Modern History (Birmingham). James is currently a Visiting Lecturer with the University of Birmingham, specialising in Air Power Studies and the history of the First and Second World Wars. He has published on air power doctrine and leadership, and he is currently researching the aircrew experience and aviation medicine in RAF Bomber Command between 1940 and 1945. His first monograph, The Royal Flying Corps, the Western Front, and the Control of the Air, 1914–18, is due for publication with Ashgate in 2017.
     
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    Bomber Command and Political Warfare, 1939-1945: The Missing Dimension
    19th February 2015

    As part of the RAF Museum's new Research Programme, Professor Richard Overy will deliver the first talk in our new series, The Trenchard Lectures in Air Power Studies. Professor Overy will speak on 'Bomber Command and Political Warfare, 1939-1945: The Missing Dimension'.

    TALK OUTLINE
    Among the many things Bomber Command was asked to do, its role in assisting British political warfare has been largely neglected by historians. Yet the 1.5 billion leaflets and newspapers dropped over Europe during the war, as part of a protracted campaign of political propaganda was only possible because of the co-operation of Bomber Command. The lecture examines the origins and course of the airborne propaganda offensive and the close relations that eventually emerged between the Air Ministry and the Political Warfare Executive. Both had an interesting in breaking German morale and both saw the bomb and the leaflet as complementary weapons in the campaign to undermine the enemy war effort. Despite Air Chief Marshal Sir Harris's opposition, the operational effort was entirely in the hands of Bomber Command and was sustained right down to the last weeks of the war.

    LOCATION AND TIME
    Please note that this lecture will be held at the Headquarters of the Royal Aeronautical Society at No. 4 Hamilton Place, London W1J 7BQ at 18:00PM on Thursday 19 February 2015.

    TICKETS
    This lecture is free of charge however we do ask that you pre-book a free ticket as seats are limited. Booking is quick and easy, we just need some basic contact information.

    BOOK YOUR TICKETS HERE TODAY


    ABOUT PROFESSOR RICHARD OVERY
    Richard Overy is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and Chair of the RAF Museum Research Board. He is the author of more than 25 books on air power, the Second World War and the European dictatorships including The Battle of Britain, The Air War 1939-1945 and most recently The Bombing War: Europe 1939-1945, winner of one of the Cundill Awards for history in 2014.
     
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    Cheers Gordon. There are more to come!

    Ross
     
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    "Manchester Military History Society
    January 2015 Talk
    "Aspects of the Western Desert 1940-1942"
    Cliff Lloyd, Battlefield Guide and Military Historian will be covering many subjects during this talk including British tactics and the Italian as a combat fighter."
    http://www.mcrmilhist.org.uk/?utm_source=Mailchimp&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=email&utm_source=The++Manchester+Military+History+Society&utm_campaign=1aacfc11f5-Jan+2015+Talk&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_24051bff21-1aacfc11f5-9346341
     

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