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  1. The_Historian

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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY

    Our next talk is:

    "Zulu Dawn - The Battle of Isandlwana"

    Tuesday 10th May 2016 at 7.30pm

    Dave Sutcliffe, a registered tour guide for the battlefields of KwaZulu-Natal and a founder member of the Provincial Tourist Guides Association of KwaZulu-Natal, Battlefields Region, will tell the fascinating story of the Battle of Isandlwana famously portrayed in the film "Zulu Dawn".

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!"
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    The Battlefields Trust are holding a lunchtime Lecture on the subject of Princeton 1777 - a Battlefield Under Threat 12.30-14.00 on Wednesday 24th May in the Royal Fusiliers Officers Mess, HM Tower of London

    The American Civil War Trust's Project 1776 are trying to save an important part of this battlefield from development. The event is hosted by the Fusiliers Museum. Sandwiches and wine provided. Money raised is split between the Battlefields Trust and the Fusiliers Museum.

    Details here. https://www.justgiving.com/Princeton-1777-battlefield-appeal

    Future dates and topics

    22 June 2016 Op Barbarossa 75 years on - Dr Matthais Strohn
    20 Sep 2016 The First Battle of Newbury John Day
    19 Oct 2016 1066 and all that Dr Matthew Bennett
    23-Nov-16 Verdun Francois Wicart
     
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    Some interesting talks there.
     
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    Thanks.

    I am delighted to have been able to book Matthais for Barbarossa. He is one of the War Studies Lecturers who has been touched by the Richard Holmes gift of humour and brings alive the German perspective and something about the character of its army.

    Jon Day has written a brilliant, original account of the 1st battle of Newbury and the campaign that preceded it. He covers the intelligence picture and decision making that bring real insights into C17th awrfare.

    Matthew Bennett was the adviser to English Heritage for the Battle Interpretation Centre. He is a probably our best contemporary medieval military historian.

    Francois Wicart is an expert battlefield guide and historian with a real depth of knowledge about a topic much neglected in Britain - the French story of the Western Front.

    Not quite sure yet who is presenting Princeton. We want to do our bit to support the ACW Trust's 1776 project. It may be General Ewan Carmichael doing the history and me doing the campaigning pitch.
     
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    Our next talk is:

    "The Battle of Verdun - 1916"

    Tuesday 14th June 2016 at 7.30pm

    The battle of Verdun, in 1916, was the longest battle in WW1. Huge numbers of French and German soldiers were involved, and many killed, but the battle is generally not well known in UK (There were no British soldiers directly involved).

    Tim Cockitt will explain the causes, details, and consequences of this extremely significant battle.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed! "
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    "Managing our Military Heritage
    A two day CPD course aimed at addressing the management of our military heritage, both past and present. To be held on the 4 & 5 July 2016
    4 & 5 July 2016
    University of Leicester & RAF Alconbury
    Price
    £275
    This course will examine issues around the protection, conservation and management of modern military heritage.

    It will provide an understanding of the methods used to identify and investigate modern military sites, the assessment of their significance, their protection, and the management issues faced by these type of assets.

    By the end of the course we hope to have familiarised delegates with the main issues facing modern military heritage. Through case studies we will explore how it is assessed and protected.

    We also aim to provide examples of how strategies may be developed to ensure a sustainable future for recent military sites.

    The course also includes a field trip to former RAF Alconbury, a large Cold War air base, to see how it’s being transformed by an Enterprise Zone into a new community of high tech industry and housing."
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    For those of us who live in North America, I created a Facebook page titled "Military History Events" which provides current information about military history events in North America to include academic conferences, symposiums, and seminars, living history events, museum exhibitions, book presentations, or any other event of interest to military history enthusiasts. While, I post information about events from all periods of military history, WWII (followed by the American Civil War) seems to have the greatest number of events. My impression is that warbirds and tanks really bring out the public. Sadly, the navy is not well commemorated by living history events.

    I invite anyone who has an interest in such events to 'like' the Military History Events FB page:

    https://www.facebook.com/Military-History-Events-1657353094504309/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel

    Regards,
    Marc
     
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    "CFP (Workshop) Military and Civilian Internment in World War I (Haifa and Tel Aviv, October 2017) - deadline: 1 October 2016

    Call for Papers for an international workshop on Military and Civilian Internment in World War I
    Differential Treatment, Its Motives and Long-Term Implications

    The University of Haifa and the Tel Aviv University
    October 16-19, 2017"
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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY
    Our next talk is:
    "Operation Goodwood - Part 2"

    Tuesday 9th Aug 2016 at 7.30pm

    Interest in the Normandy campaign of 1944 continued in the post-war years. First to visit were the combatants revisiting their battlefields and the relatives of the fallen. Then came the old soldiers lecturing Staff College students. And at length Normandy came under serious scrutiny from military theorists seeking a model for the defence of Cold War Europe against the threat from the east.

    Finding a parallel, in Operation GOODWOOD, to the conditions likely to be facing NATO in the defence of Germany, it was heavily studied at the Staff College and presented as a suitable example of how a small but well-coordinated force, surviving massive aerial and artillery bombardment could stop a charge of massed armour.

    As part of the learning process, a film was produced, in documentary format, to examine Operation GOODWOOD, featuring some of its key protagonists… General “Pip” Roberts (O/C 11th Armoured Division),Major Bill Close (3RTR), Lieutenant David Stileman (8th Rifle Brigade) and Colonel Hans von Luck & Lieutenant Richard von Rosen (503rd Heavy Tank Battalion). Whilst it’s a very “gentlemanly” production, it also repeats many of the myths & legends of the battle. Nevertheless, hearing veterans of the battle from “both sides of the hill” is fascinating

    MMHS has been able to tidy up a version of the documentary (available on the internet) & presents this as a sequel to Colin Foster’s talk on Operation GOODWOOD that was our July Ian Daglish Memorial Lecture."
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    This should be good. The Op Goodwood film is excellent and ian Dagliesh is well worth remembering.
     
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    Via email. One day I might actually get to one of these-
    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY
    The Spanish Civil War"
    Tuesday 13th September 2016
    7.30pm
    It is 80 years since the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War, a war sometimes considered a 'dress rehearsal' for World War II."
     
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    "Centre For The Study of Modern Conflict
    University of Edinburgh
    Centre seminar programme

    The Centre for the Study of Modern Conflict hosts seminars throughout the academic year, which are open to all.

    Time and location
    Room locations and days vary week to week but the seminars are usually in the Old Medical School, full details in the schedule below.

    The seminars take place from 17.00 to 19.00.

    Everyone is warmly welcome.

    http://www.ed.ac.uk/maps?building=medical-school


    Events schedule
    Semester 1 2016/17

    Wednesday 21 September Peter Lieb (ZMSBw, Potsdam) The German War in the East from 1914 to 1919: A precursor of the 'War of Annihilation'? Tim Buchen (Edinburgh) Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5, Old Medical School
    Tuesday 4 October Linda Risso (Institute of Historical Research) How did NATO survive the end of the Cold War? The Role of Manfred Worner Fabian Hilfrich (Edinburgh) G16, William Robertson Wing
    Wednesday 19 October Julie Gottlieb (University of Sheffield) Guilty Men, Guilty Women and the Emotional Fallout of the Munich Crisis. With Gender History Seminar Wendy Ugolini (Edinburgh) Teviot Lecture Theatre, Doorway 5, Old Medical School
    Tuesday 1 November Thomas Brodie (Jesus College, Oxford) Nazi Germany and the Catholic Church in the Second World War David Motadel (LSE) G16, William Robertson Wing
    Tuesday 15 November Mark Jones (University College Dublin) Killing under the Shadow of the Schießbefehl: Political and Cultural Mobilisation during the ‘March Uprising’ of 1919 Stephan Malinowski (Edinburgh) G16, William Robertson Wing
    Wednesday 23 November Alexander Korb (University of Leicester) Collaborators and Partisans: The grey lines of civil wars in the shadow of the Second World War Tim Buchen (Edinburgh) TBC

    Semester 2 2016/17

    Tuesday 6 December Vikram Visana (University of Edinburgh) Chapatis and the Chain of Slavery: Revolutionary Violence and Popular Sovereignty in V. D. Savarkar's 'Indian War of Independence' Akhila Yechury (St Andrews) G16, William Robertson Wing
    Tuesday 31 January Gerben Zaagsma (University of Göttingen) 'Chosen Fighters of the Jewish People'. Jewish volunteers, the International Brigades and the Spanish Civil War. Fraser Raeburn (Edinburgh) G16, William Robertson Wing
    Tuesday 14 February Andreas Eckert (Humboldt, Berlin) Where have all the workers gone? Labour history in postcolonial Africa
    Emma Hunter (Edinburgh) G16, William Robertson Wing
    Tuesday 7 March Jonathan Gumz (University of Birmingham) How to Break a State: Civil-Military Relations in the Habsburg Monarchy, 1914-1918 Jon Singerton (Edinburgh) G16, William Robertson Wing
    Tuesday 21 March Jackie Clarke (University of Glasgow) Conflict and Consensus in French Society in the 1970s: the case of Moulinex Paul Kosmetatos (Edinburgh) G16, William Robertson Wing
    Tuesday 4 April Ellen Crabtree (University of Newcastle) Madeleine Réberioux: how a French historian opposed colonial conflict, 1946-1969 Emile Chabal (Edinburgh) G16, William Robertson Wing"
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    Here are the academic seminars and symposiums I know of this autumn in the US:

    FRENCH & INDIAN WAR
    November 4–5, 2016 Jumonville, PA: Annual Braddock Road Seminar http://braddockroadpa.org/seminar/

    WAR OF 1812
    October 22, 2016 Baltimore, MD: 20th National War of 1812 Symposium https://www.facebook.com/JournaloftheWarof1812/?fref=ts

    CIVIL WAR
    October 7-9, 2016 Middleburg VA: 19th Annual Conference on the Art of Command in the Civil War http://mosbyheritagearea.org/civil-war-conference/

    WORLD WAR I

    September 28-30, 2016 Dayton, Ohio: The League of WWI Aviation Historians - 2016 League Biennial Seminar https://www.overthefront.com/…/seminar-news/156-seminar-2016

    October 21-22, 2016 Norfolk, VA: World War One Historical Association - Annual WWI Symposium http://ww1ha.org/2016-annual-conference/

    TBD - Late October or Early November Baltimore MD: Western Front Association Fall WWI Symposium https://www.facebook.com/groups/376448568581

    November 4-5, 2016 Kansas City, MO: National WWI Museum & Memorial - 1916 Total War https://www. theworldwar.org/learn/2016-symposiu...

    WORLD WAR II

    November 5, 2016, Utica, NY: Pearl Harbor@75 - A Symposium Commemorating the Attack on Pearl Harbor and the Road to World War II http://www.utica.edu/academic/ssm/history/ph/index.cfm

    November 17-19, 2016 The National WWII Museum in New Orleans: International Conference on WWII http://www.ww2conference.com/splash/
     
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    Trinity College Dublin
    Venue: The Neill/Hoey Lecture Theatre in the Trinity Long Room Hub
    22nd – 25th September 2016
    FINAL PROGRAMME"
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    Our next talk is:
    "The Italian Invasion of Abyssinia 1935-6"
    Tuesday 11th Oct 2016 at 7.30pm

    In 1935, Mussolini created a pretext for the Italian invasion of Abyssinia, a blatant piece of colonialism, which was the last nail in the coffin of the ineffective League of Nations.

    The invasion was conducted with a brutality which shocked the world against a brave but totally outclassed Abyssinian army. Despite strong resistance which initially shocked the Italians, the Abyssinian army lost and Haile Selassie had to flee."
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    "New Spitfire Documentary"

    Tuesday 8th Nov 2016 at 7.30pm

    Cheshire film-maker John Wallace has long been fascinated by Second World War Spitfire aircraft – so, with his film-maker friend and colleague James Walker, he decided to make a documentary on the subject.

    Entitled 'High Flight', the film is named in honour of probably one of the greatest poems of the Second World War, which was written by a young RAF pilot called John Gillespie Magee. John said "The film summarises a 30-year quest that has taken me on a fascinating journey. I made the documentary purely for the love of this magnificent aircraft, and I'd like to share my experiences with anyone who has an interest in Spitfires, the RAF, and the history of the Second World War.""
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    The Battles of the Somme & Verdun


    Sunday 6th Nov 3-4pm at Stockport Art Gallery

    Tim Cockitt will be talking about Battles 'The Somme' , Britain’s biggest battle in WW1 and Verdun, the longest battle in WW1.

    Suitable for ages 13+

    Stockport Art Gallery

    Sunday 6th Nov 3-4pm"
     
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    "The 2016 Christmas Special"

    It's our annual Christmas Special on Tuesday 13th December 2016 at 7.30pm

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

    Please note : If you want to present anything we need to know your ideas by 30th Nov otherwise we may not be able fit them in on the night.

    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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    Sorry this is short notice, just got it on FB-
    "Be cunning, ruthless, and audacious: Australia’s independent companies and commando squadrons in the Pacific war

    Dr Karl James


    Tue. 13 December 2016
    6:00 pm – 7:00 pm AEDT

    Australian National University
    Lecture Theatre 1,
    Hedley Bull Building
    Cnr Garran Road and Liversidge Street
    Canberra,
    Australian Capital Territory
    Australia"
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    Our Next Talk

    "Debut at Caumont"

    3rd Bn Scots Guards at Caumont 31st July 1944


    Tuesday 10th January 2017 at 7.30pm

    Hill 226 - 30th July 1944, 3rd Battalion Scots Guards (part of 6th Guards Tank Brigade) took part in the opening phases of Operation BLUECOAT in their first engagement in the Normandy fighting.

    This talk focuses on the conclusion of the Scots Guards’ part in the first phase of the Operation when on Hill 226, their initial objective, they were subjected to an attack by three German JagdPanthers of Schwere Panzerjäger Abteilung 654.

    All are welcome and a lively discussion is guaranteed!

    Admission £4 per attendee."
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