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  1. urqh

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    Do we know if Ross is covering any present uav technology in any future air tech stuff? I wouldn't mind going along to that if they did.
     
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    Cheers for posting this Gordon.

    Urgh - No I won't be discussing UAVs. My talk in about Leadership and its importance in delivering Fighting Power and how this relates to our views of Leigh-Mallory.

    Ross
     
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    Via Tim Cockitt
    "Greetings people


    Just a reminder for next week's SMATS meeting - Geoff is the secretary of the Stockport Militaria group, and a regular at SMATS.
    This will be one of our more esoteric talks.


    History Through Military Brooches
    10th January 2012 at 7.30pm


    Speaker: Geoff Smith

    Military brooches were bought by servicemen of this country to leave as keepsakes with their wifes, girfriends or mistresses before they went off to war as soldiers, sailors or airmen. They were manufactured in great numbers and in numerous ways and depicting the regiment or ship in which the men served. The brooches were popular during the Boer War, the First World War and to a lesser extent the Second World War.The talk will explain the history, the manufacture and some interesting stories attached to the brooches, many of which were given by men who never returned from the wars to their loved ones.

    Venue
    Scout Building, Knivton Street, Godley, Hyde, SK14 2PU.
    this is an ex-scout hut in Hyde, owned by a wargaming group, who are very pleased to provide a venue for us.
    Location of the new venue is available on the SMATS webpage here:
    SMATS South Manchester Tactical Society "


     
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    American Civil War/Great War Spring Day School at the University of Birmingham on Saturday 3rd March. Don't have any details yet though.
     
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    "Dear Colleagues,
    There are still a few spots avaialbe in the University of Denver 2012 summer field school in historical archaeology and museum studies at Amache, a WWII era Japanese American internment camp site in Granada, Colorado. Students interested in community-engaged research, in the archaeology of historic landscapes, in Asian American archaeology, or the relationship between archaeology and museums, are particularly encouraged to apply!
    The field school will run from June 18 through July 17, 2012 and is offered for four credit hours to both undergraduate and graduate students. This field school provides the unique opportunity for students to work directly with individuals who once lived at the site where they will be conducting archaeological research. More details about the field school and the application are available at: https://portfolio.du.edu/amache. A flyer to share with students or post on a bulletin board is attached to this message.
    Thank you for helping to spread the word,
    Bonnie Clark
    Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Denver"
     
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    "A WELL-known writer and broadcaster is giving a series of talks on the American airforce in Norfolk in World War Two.
    Ian McLachlan will use artefects and slides to illustrate the series which, called The Friendly Invasion, covers the combat history and the impact on the local culture of thousands of young American airmen based in the county.
    Mr McLachlan will pay tribute to the many airmen who lost their lives after taking off from Norfolk airfields.
    He also explains archaeological digs to unearth the remains of shot-down aircraft."
    American airmen subject of talk series - That's Entertainment - Lynn News
     
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    Day Schools in War Studies
    Spring Day School
    US Civil War to First World War: Learning the Lessons
    Saturday 3 March 2012
    It is axiomatic in American historiography that the US civil war was the first modern war and that Europe failed to learn the lessons of industrialised conflict and firepower. There are clear parallels in experience between the civil war and the First World War regarding mobilisation, motivation, firepower and defence in depth, which show that the wars were similar in their military challenges. This Day School will compare warfare in the two cases and consider whether European general staffs should have been forewarned by the American example."
    Day Schools - War Studies - University of Birmingham
     
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    Via Tim Cockitt

    "Greetings people


    Here's the reminder for next week's SMATS meeting - and news of other stuff NOT TO BE MISSED!

    Incidentally - do keep checking the Twitter feed on th SMATS website - some extraordinary links have been appearing there.

    I am confident that Next Tuesday's talk will be one of our best ever ... I managed to get a preview session with Frank, and the story he tells is fascinating. The experience of Frank's own father is part of the story, having been captured by the Russians in the opening days of WWII ... but I shoudn't steal Frank's thunder!

    Anders Army - The Polish 2nd Corps
    14th February 2012 at 7.30pm


    Speaker: Frank Pleszak

    The tragic story of the short lived 2nd Polish Army Corps, born in Russia's frozen steppes from the emaciated remnants of a Polish nation exiled to Stalin's brutal hard labour camps of Siberia, who against all odds developed into and elite fighting force in a hopeless struggle to liberate a homeland that would never be free.
    The guide to events has just been made public - see here:
    What's On - Manchester Histories Festival 2012

    There are seeral very interesting events to book into your diaries. The Festival day in the Town Hall on Sat 3rd Mar. will be especially good.

    ... and if you look for 28/2/12 events - you will see our SMATS Special event ... namely:

    The Military History of Manchester
    28th February 2012 at 7.30pm


    Speaker: Tim Cockitt

    A broad, and humorous, outline of Manchester’s military history … to include Romans, Vikings, possibly Dr. John Dee (occultist and spy), Righteous Roundheads, Rebellious Jacobites, a WW1 PoW, an airship, a V1, assorted Nazis … and the secret nuclear bunker … and most of it true!
    The South Manchester Tactical Society are presenting this extra lecture in its annual programme to coincide with the Manchester Histories Festival.


    And the usual logistics stuff


    Venue
    Scout Building, Knivton Street, Godley, Hyde, SK14 2PU."
    http://www.smats.org.uk/directions.php





     
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    Just been made aware that the following military history conferences are taking place this month, and they're not all in Europe-
    14th Annual Graduate Strategic Studies Conference: Strategy, Security, Defence (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY & AFFORDABILITY REQUIREMENTS (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    Expeditionary Operations Summit (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    Mediterranean Conference for Academic Disciplines (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    Considering Vietnam (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    International Armoured Vehicles 2012 (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    CBRN-E Asia Pacific 2012 (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    Mobile Deployable Communications (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    Cultural and Linguistic Advancement for Mission Success (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    International Conference on Information,Communication and Embedded Systems - ICICES2012 (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    52nd Annual Florida Conference of Historians (Conference Alerts - academic conferences worldwide)
    This one is in the UK-
    "Battlefield Archaeology Conference
    [/h]31 March 2012 00:00 to 00:00
    Following on from last years successful event, this years conference will once again be hosted by Andy Robertshaw & Dr David Kenyon of Battlefield Partnerships, at The Institute of Archaeology, University College London.
    The event will feature talks by on a range of subjects relating to the fascinating subject of Battlefield Archaeology."

    http://www.britain-at-war.com/view_event.asp?ID=854
     
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    [h=1]"Air Power Seminar at the University of Birmingham – Air Vice Marshal (ret’d) Peter Dye[/h]February 8, 2012
    tags: Air Power History, Air Vice Marshal Peter Dye, Logistics, Royal Air Force Museum London, Royal Flying Corps, University of Birmingham, War Studies Seminar


    by Ross

    The next War Studies Seminar at the Centre for War Studies at the University of Birmingham is an Air Power Seminar and is being given by:

    Air Vice Marshal (ret’d) Peter Dye(University of Birmingham and Director-General of the RAF Museum)‘The Royal Flying Corps and Logistics in the First World War’ (exact title TBC)
    The event will be on 21 February 2012. The Seminar meets on TUESDAYS at 5.30 p.m. in Lecture Room 1, 1st Floor, Arts Building."
    Air Power Seminar at the University of Birmingham – Air Vice Marshal (ret’d) Peter Dye « Birmingham "On War"
     
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    Now this is bound to interest a few folk here?

    "Centre for the Study of Two World Wars, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

    Fighting for Britain? Negotiating identities in Britain during the Second World War
    28-29 June 2012

    Call for Papers
    This conference aims to address Britain as a multi-national state, recovering diversity and exploring the ways in which Wales, Scotland and England related to the overarching concept of Britishness. The conference will also explore the relationship between Ireland and Britain during the war, in particular Irish citizens who volunteered to serve in the British forces."
    http://www.shca.ed.ac.uk/Administration/Committees/documents/FightingforBritainconfCFP.pdf
     
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    You find the neatest stuff, Gordon. Is there any likelihood that any of those papers will wind up here?
     
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    Where there's a will, there's a way, Lou.;)
     
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    "2012 Conference Programme
    The Researching FEPOW History Group announces the 4th International FEPOW History Conference to be held at Whitemoor Lakes Residential Centre (close to the NMA) at Alrewas in Staffordshire on Saturday & Sunday, 8 - 9 September, 2012
    70 YEARS ON - Far East Captivity Explored
    INTERNATIONAL SPEAKERS will include:
    Prof Sears Eldredge – author of e-book Captive Audiences/Captive Performances making a return visit and speaking about his research into POW camp entertainments across Far East captivity, and specifically about the camps along the Thailand Burma railway, highlighted in his new book
    Dr Rosalind Hearder – Australian military historian and author of Keep the Men Alive about the work of Australian medics throughout Far East captivity.
    Mr Jon Cooper, from Singapore – The Adam Park Project (TAPP) Digging up Singapore's wartime history.
    SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS include:
    Dr Bernice Archer – Historian, talking about civilian internees
    Rod Beattie – Director, Thailand-Burma Railway Centre, Kanchanaburi
    Dr Geoff Gill – Professor of International Medicine, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
    Mr Jeya Ayadurai – Director of the Changi Museum, Singapore.
    Once again we hope to welcome former FEPOW and civilian internees as guests of the conference."
    Click here to download further details and Registration Form (129kb PDF).Download the conference poster here (3.63mb PDF).
     
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    Other forthcoming conferences in March-
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    [TD="width: 60%"]29 March 2012 to 1 April 2012
    Providence, RI, United States

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    [TD]Website: http://acla.org/2012_ACLA_Call_for_Papers.pdf
    Contact name: Amy Parziale

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    ACLA 2012 Conference Seminar: Representing the Holocaust: Present and Future Conference Theme: Collapse/Catastrophe/Change This seminar welcomes papers from any discipline that consider recent developments in Holocaust representation.
    Organized by: ACLA
    Deadline for abstracts/proposals:
    15 November 2011 "

    March 2012

    02 2012 Global Interdisciplinary Conference on Analyzing DemocracySt. Louis Missouri
    07 Military Cyber Security ConferenceArlington Virginia
    12 Soldier Modernisation Asia 2012Singapore Singapore
    13 International Conference for Academic DisciplinesLas Vegas Nevada
    13 4th Annual Military HealthSan Antonio Texas
    13 The 1st International Conference on Decision Modeling (ICDeM2012)Kedah Malaysia
    13 Military Flight TrainingLondon United Kingdom
    13 Airborne Networks ConferenceLas Vegas Nevada
    15 Military Electronic Health Records ConferenceArlington Virginia
    15 5th Annual Principled Leadership SymposiumCharleston South Carolina
    20 Mathematical Modelling and Simulation of Power Plants and CO2 Capture – WORKSHOP 2012Coventry United Kingdom
    22 X Sports Marketing DaysWarsaw Poland
    27 MilSpace 2012Vienna Austria
    27 Defense Architectures ConferenceArlington Virginia
    30 FRONT LINE TO HOME FRONT: Promoting Recovery from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Pleasant Hill (San Francisco Bay Area) California
    http://www.smats.org.uk/directions.php
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    "The Next Meeting of SMATS will be-
    Cambrai 1917 - The Battle of Lateau Wood
    13th March 2012 at 7.30pm
    Speaker: Ian Sanders
    "At 7 am on November 30th a tremendous bombardment was suddenly opened along the whole British front line. It developed rapidly in intensity and within a short time all communications with the front line were severed...."
    The Battle of Cambrai is known famously for the first use of massed tanks, however less known is the fate of those units caught up in the German counter-attack of 30th November 1917. For one unit, the 6th Battalion Royal West Kents, the day ended with its strength being only one officer and 17 other ranks. This is their story."
    SMATS South Manchester Tactical Society
     
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    Via the First World War History Network-
    "Inaugural Gallipoli Association Conference 2012 The inaugural Gallipoli Association Conference will be held on Saturday 11 August 2012 at the Lords Knights Suite, Tally Ho Conference & Banqueting Centre in Birmingham, UK.
    Focusing entirely on the Gallipoli campaign, the conference will feature an impressive programme of guest speakers, a Question-and-Answer panel of Gallipoli experts, plus displays, books and merchandise.
    The conference will provide an excellent opportunity to meet fellow members and to increase your knowledge of the Gallipoli campaign. The conference registration fee of £25 includes all events, together with lunch and morning and afternoon tea. An optional three-course evening meal is available for an extra £25. Demand is likely to be heavy so early booking is advised. For further information contact Simon Kleinig, Public relations Officer, adress and contact details are on the booking form.
    A booking form is enclosed within the latest issue if The Gallipolian, or can be downloaded from from the Gallipoli Association Website "
    http://www.gallipoli-association.org/news/the-gallipoli-association-conference-2012

    "WFA East Coast Branch (USA) Presents: The Spring 2012 World War I History Symposium Saturday, 12 May 2012 at York County Heritage Trust, York, PA, USA
    Join the WFA East Coast (USA) for an exciting day-long program featuring discussions, displays and the following World War 1 history presentations:
    "Borrowed Soldiers" Historian and professional archivist Mitch Yockelson tells the engrossing and largely untold story of American troops who fought under British command on the Western Front.
    more details of this event are here..."
    http://www.westernfrontassociation....pring-2012-world-war-i-history-symposium.html
     
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