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Forthcoming Military History Conferences/Lectures

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    Next meeting:

    "WW1 Aims and Objectives of the Participants"
    Tuesday 10th Sept 2018 at 7.30pm
    Richard Abbot will address the question of “Why did Britain get involved in a continental European war that on the face of it did not affect its interests as a maritime power?”
    He will do this by considering Britain’s historic foreign policy objective of maintaining the balance of power in Europe in the light of the war aims of the main belligerents and and reviewing the eventual outcome through the Versailles Treaty.
    Admission £4 (includes tea and coffee)"
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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY
    The XMAS SPECIAL
    The Xmas Special is 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.
    East Manchester History and Gaming Centre, Knivton Street, SK14 2P"
     
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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY
    "The Royal British Legion"

    Tuesday 8th Oct 2018 at 7.30pm


    Poppies and elderly gentlemen in blazers rattling tins or the Festival of Remembrance on telly & the Memorial services at the Cenotaph in London and at local memorials around the country is as far as most people think when considering the Royal British Legion.
    Whilst these are vital in helping raise both awareness and funds to support the work of the Legion, the reality is far wider. As the country begins to ready itself for “Poppy Week” and Remembrance Sunday (and all that entails), Scott Pringle (Chairman of the Ashton Branch of the RBL) and David Brown (Armed Forces Covenant Officer at Tameside Council) will be looking at what goes on “behind the scenes” and the wider ways in which the RBL does it’s (largely unseen) work.

    Admission £4 (includes tea and coffee)

    For further info click here."
     
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    Our next event is

    "The Attack on the Island of Walcheren 1944"

    Tuesday 12th November 2019 at 7.30pm
    Paul Howarth will be looking at the operations to take Walcheren to see if these criticisms are valid.

    Once Montgomery had made Antwerp a priority over Dunkirk in September 1944, First Canadian Army was required to clear the Schedlt estuary to ensure access to the port which had already been captured. After a frustrating and lenghty advance across flooded terrain, Operations Vitality and Infatuate were necessary to capture the heavily fortified island of Walcheren which dominated the approach to the Scheldt, thus easing Allied supply issues. RAF Bomber Command's breaching of the island's dykes caused heavy civilian casualties with fierce fighting across the causeway and during amphibious landings. With over 12,000 Canadian, British and French casualties over the whole campaign, in part due to the decision to launch Operation Market-Garden, the failure to take Walcheren earlier has been blamed for delaying the end of the war in Europe.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Admission £4 per attendee"
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    Our next event is
    "The Christmas Special"
    Tuesday 10th December 2019 at 7.30pm

    The Xmas Special is 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."
    www.mcrmilhist.org.uk/?utm_source=Mailchimp&utm_medium=Link&utm_campaign=email
     
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    Our next event is

    "The World War 2 Code Breaking"

    Tuesday 14th January 2020 at 7.30pm

    Tim Cockitt will give a general introduction to the subject of Signals Intelligence (SIGINT), followed by a more detailed account of the Allies’ successes with code breaking in WW2 , at Bletchley Park.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Admission £4 per attendee."
    The Manchester Military History Society
     
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    "MANCHESTER REGION INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETY
    Thu 13-02-2020 : 2pm
    ‘Munitions Manufacture at Hawkshead Mill, Old Glossop’ Paul Beckmann of the Manchester Military History Society.
    Castlefield Hotel, Liverpool Road, Manchester. M3 4JR"
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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY
    Our next event is
    "The Bunkers of Zossen"
    Tuesday 11th February 2020 at 7.30pm

    Phil Catling describes the major underground bunkers at Zossen in Germany.

    Zossen itself was home to the German General Staff throughout World War II. Later, following the post war division of Germany, it was home to the primary air force arm of the Warsaw Pact in europe - the Soviet 16th Air Arm.

    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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