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Forthcoming Military History Conferences/Lectures

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    "MANCHESTER MILITARY HISTORY SOCIETY
    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."
    The Manchester Military History Society
     
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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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    "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."
    Scapa Flow Centenary and Conference Site
     
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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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