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    Our next event is:

    "The voyages of SMS Emden and SMS Königsberg"

    Tuesday 13th February 2018 at 7.30pm


    The German light Cruisers SMS Emden and SMS Königsberg and their respective campaigns of commerce raiding against the dominion forces in the Indian ocean during 1914 and 1915.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Admission £4 per attendee"
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    Just saw this on FB but can't post the link-
    "The Society For Military History-
    The Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia is hosting an “Illustrated Lecture - African American Patriots” on Thursday, Feb. 1 at 6:30 p.m.
    Historian Judith L. Van Buskirk, Ph.D., will explore the lives and stories of African Americans who served the patriot cause, revealed by Revolutionary War pension records and published in her latest book, Standing in Their Own Light: African American Patriots in the American Revolution."
     
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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY
    Our next event is:
    "The RAF in 1918"

    Tuesday 13th March 2018 at 7.30pm
    After six years as a curator at the Royal Air Force Museum, Stuart Hadaway moved to the Air Historical Branch (RAF) in 2009, where he is Senior Researcher to the RAF's official historians.
    Stuart makes a welcome return to MMHS talk about the RAF in 1918 .
    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
    Admission £4 per attendee."
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    Wish I could get to that talk.
    Great blog entry too.
     
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    ""The Cold War in the North West"

    Tuesday 10th April 2018 at 7.30pm

    Ian Sanders tells the story of the North West during the Cold War.

    Secret bunkers, Soviet spies, and the Home Guard all feature

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Admission £4 per attendee

    To stay informed about upcoming meetings join our mailing list on this link "
     
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    Our next event is:


    "The final stages of the Great War; the 100 Days – 1918"

    Tuesday 8th May 2018 at 7.30pm

    Tim Cockitt tells the story of the end of the Great War on the Western Front in 1918.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Admission £4 per attendee

    To stay informed about upcoming meetings join our mailing list on this link "
     
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    "Our next event is:

    "Operation Hannibal - Corinth Canal, Greece 1941 "

    (The Paddy Griffith Memorial Talk)

    Tuesday 12th June 2018 at 7.30pm

    Paul Beckmann tells the story of Operation Hannibal, the German airborne attack on a key strategic objective of the German advance through Greece in 1941.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Admission £4 per attendee"
    The Manchester Military History Society
     
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    Via email. This could be interesting! Got a book on the mutinies by various Highland regiments in the 18th/19th Centuries.

    ""British Soldiers: Deserters, Rebels and Renegades, 1790-1860."

    Tuesday 11th September 2018 at 7.30pm


    Nick Mansfield continues his social history of the rank and file soldiers of the British army in the nineteenth century.
    This talk will discuss soldiers taking foreign service, often after deserting from the British army. Though often tolerated until the French Revolution and the rise of the nation state, from the 1790s such renegades often supported political change and even revolution and were anathema to the authorities. Such rebels though persisted into the Victorian period.
    This colourful world will be explored through fascinating military characters. We will meet John Oswald, former officer of the 42nd Highlanders, turned French Revolutionary, who met his death serving against the Chouan royalist rebels in 1793. Colonel Edward Despard, former comrade in arms of Nelson, was hanged after trying to recruit guardsmen to overthrow the government in 1802. ‘Count’ Francis Maceroni, a Mancunian Italian, was commissioned by Murat, became a South American revolutionary General and attempted to ferment revolution in Britain in 1831. Renegades in imperial wars are also covered, like Sergeant Major Robert Nichol, who fought with the Indian Mutineers of 1857 and Private Kimble Bent, adopted by the Maori tribe he was fighting against in New Zealand.
    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
    Admission £4 per attendee"
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    "The Scapa Flow Naval History Conference
    Kirkwall, Nov. 23-24 2018
    The 2018 Scapa Flow Naval History conference will feature British, American and German speakers including Prof.Dr. Michael Epkenhans, Prof. Andrew Lambert, Cdr. Dr. David Kohnen USN ret'd and Orcadian historian Tom Muir. The conference will cover not only the scuttle, but also the history and impact of that fateful day. Speakers will explore the American navy's vital role in the war, how the scuttle was interpreted in Germany and how the legacy still lives on today."
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    Our next event is:

    "A Family in the Trenches"

    Tuesday 13th November 2018 at 7.30pm
    World War One; You never know until you look!

    This evening’s talk by Roger Bigg is not about quite a lot!

    It is not an in-depth talk on what caused it, or how it started; it’s not even concerned with it’s consequences on World history. It’s not about whether it was right or wrong, nor is it about the politics of the conflict.

    However, given that almost every family in the country was directly impacted in some way by the war, what this talk is about is the direct impact of the war on one extended family.

    Just prior to his mother’s death, Roger Bigg was given a box of family memorabilia. Intrigued, Roger began researching its contents; this is the story of what he uncovered.

    MMHS' contribution to to mark the final year of the World War One centenary and part of the The Royal British Legion's movement to say 'Thank You' to the First World War generation who served, sacrificed, rebuilt and changed the nation.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Admission £4 per attendee"
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    "The Christmas Special"
    Tuesday 11th December 2018 at 7.30pm
    It's our annual Christmas Special.
    It's different from our normal format and includes food and a number of short pieces.
    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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    "1919, Further Fighting"
    Tuesday 8th January 2018 at 7.30pm

    It is widely known that the fighting on the Western Front concluded with the Armistice of 11th November, 1918. However, there was considerable unrest, and further fighting, in various parts of Europe, in 1919 and beyond.
    Tim Cockitt will provide an overview of continuing fighting, in Germany, Russia, Ireland and even Great Britain.
    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
    Admission £4 per attendee"
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    "Cold War British Army Intelligence Operations in East Germany"


    Tuesday 12th February 2019 at 7.30pm
    The little known story of the intelligence gathering duties in the former East Germany performed by BRIXMIS during the Cold War.

    BRIXMIS ( British Commanders’-in-Chief Mission to the Soviet Forces in Germany) was an intelligence organisation worked throughout the Cold War years from 1946 to 1990 gathering intelligence in the former Soviet Occupation Zone of East Germany on the threat posed to the West and NATO by the 20 Soviet and 6 East German Army Divisions and their Air Forces deployed there.

    Presented by Ian Sanders - Host & Producer of the Cold War Conversations History Podcast

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Admission £4 per attendee"
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    Our next event is:

    "Naval Warfare in the Aegean during WW1"

    Tuesday 12th March 2019 at 7.30pm

    Author and historian Stuart Hadaway gives a slightly off-beat talk covering some of the lesser-known aspects of the First World War in the Eastern Mediterranean and Aegean. The talk will fall into three parts:
    1) The Voyage of HMS Doris. This cruiser spent the opening months of the war raiding and landing parties on the shores of Palestine, Syria and Turkey, blowing things up and causing diplomatic incidents.
    2) Port Said Seaplane Squadron. An interesting little unit, formed of French aeroplanes with mixed French Navy and British Army crews, operating off captured German ships captained by British Army officers, supported by Royal Navy Reserve officers and senior petty officers, and Cypriot and Syrian crews. They provided a vital and little known service!
    3) Cattle Rustlers of the Aegean. Over the summer of 1916, the Royal Navy launched extensive and large scale raids using Greek irregular troops on the Anatolian coast, destroying defences and stealing tens of thousands of head of sheep, cows, camels, horses and bullocks to feed the fleet.
    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
    Admission £4 per attendee"
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    "31st (or thirty worst) Division Fact or Fiction"
    Tuesday 9th April 2019 at 7.30pm

    The 31st Division was a pals division of the First World War. It is perhaps best known for its failed attack on the village of Serre on the 1st July 1916 as part of the largely disastrous opening day of The Battle of the Somme.
    During the war the division gained the nickname “Thirty Worst”.
    In this talk, Pen Richardson, will explore the origins of the nickname and attempt to assess how fitting a title it was.
    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
    Admission £4 per attendee"
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    "Operation Mercury – The Invasion of Crete 1941"
    Tuesday 13th May 2019 at 7.30pm

    Paul Beckmann tells the story of Operation Mercury – The Invasion of Crete 1941
    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
    Admission £4 per attendee"

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    "An upcoming seminar on the Conservation of 20th Century Military Architecture, to take place at the Society of Antiquaries in London on 13 June 2019.
    In particular it focuses on the lessons learned for designing conservation projects from recent case studies such as: RAF Kenley, Stow Maries, Greenham Common, Bletchley Park, Harperly PoW camp, Bicester Airfield and others. The seminar will conclude with a key note presentation from Wayne Cocroft of Historic England. Further information and booking details are available through eventbrite"
    Seminar: The Conservation of 20th-Century Architecture
     
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    Our next event is:
    "Peterloo 1819"
    Tuesday 11th June 2019 at 7.30pm

    The Paddy Griffiths Memorial Talk is on Peterloo in its 200th anniversary year.
    The talk will take particular interest in the military aspects of Peterloo.
    Themes will include:
    Who were the Yeomanry?
    What was life like for a British soldier, after the Napoleonic wars?
    How did the authorities and government seek to maintain public order in the early 19th Century?
    The evening will be curated by Tim Cockitt, Chair of MMHS.
    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
    Admission £4 per attendee
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    Our next event is:
    "50th Div in Normandy - Ian Daglish Memorial Talk"
    Tuesday 9th July 2019 at 7.30pm

    The Ian Daglish Memorial Talk is presented by Colin Foster who tells the story of the 50th Division in Normandy
    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!
    Admission £4 per attendee
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