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El Alamein and the Mediterranean Campaign 1942: Seventy-Five Years On

Conference 6-8 September 2017 At: University of Wolverhampton, Fifth Floor, Lord Swraj Paul Building, Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1LY (Photograph courtesy of the Imperial War Museum) In the autumn of 1942, British, Commonwealth and Allied forces fought across the Western Desert
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New Researchers’ Conference, 17 & 18 November 2017

Call for Papers: The Many Faces of War – Changing Perspectives on Armed Conflict BCMH New Research in Military History Conference Submission deadline: September 1, 2017 Conference date(s): November 17, 2017 – November 18, 2017 Go to the conference’s page Conference Venue: British Comm
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Sat 21 October 2017: Wellington’s Cornerstone, a Conference on the Lines of Torres Vedras

The BCMH and the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras (FLTV) are hosting a one day Conference on the Lines at the Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London.   Registration 9.30am Conference 10am to 5pm Confirmed speakers so far: • Professor Charles Esdaile • Col
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7/8/9 July 2017: ‘Russet-Coated Soldiers: A BCMH conference on the British Civil Wars’ PHOTOS

In conjunction with the National Civil War Centre (NCWC), the British Commission for Military History (BCMH) is holding its summer conference on the theme of the British Civil Wars at the NCWC, Newark Museum, Nottinghamshire from 7 to 9 July 2017. The keynote lectures will be provided
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Lawrence, the British Armed Forces and the First World War in the Middle East, 10 July 2017

Lawrence, the British Armed Forces and the First World War in the Middle East This is a joint event between the Changing Character of War Programme and the Society for Army Historical Research. Speakers include: Dr John Peaty, Dr Neil Faulkner, Gp Capt John Alexander, Maj Dr Paul Knig
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Women in War Newsletter, Countess Maria Tarnowska

A Special issue of the Women in War Newsletter about the memoir by Countess Maria Tarnowska.     Image: Countess Maria Tarnowska and Dr Hieronim Bartoszewski, Delegates of the Polish Red Cross, being blindfolded by German soldiers before passing through German lines to negot
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Female Speaker Bingo

I have been sent the attached slide which was recently used at a university conference in London on military history and asked to circulate it.  The slide should scotch any ideas that the sisterhood does not have a sense of humour.  After all, it cannot be a reflection of reality, can
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Women in War Newsletter 18, June 2017

Please see the latest Women in War Newsletter    
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BJMH, Vol 3, Issue 3

Volume 3, Issue 3 – EDITORIAL BJMH Vol 3 Issue 3 Welcome to issue 3 of our third volume. In this edition we take a closer look at the First World War at Sea. Working with the Journal for Maritime Research, this issue pulls together a number of papers from a conference put on by
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Forthcoming Military History Conferences

I am again grateful to Dr Harold Raugh for sending me this list of military history conferences from June  2017. Military History Conferences from 1 June 2017   From Dr Raugh as at 1 June 2017: Greetings Fellow International Military History Colleagues,   The International Commis
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Wellington’s Mules

An article by Dick Tennant about a fundamental aspect of logistics from ancient times and still very relevant in the Napoleonic period – and beyond…. Wellington’s Mules     Picture credit http://gibraltar-intro.blogspot.co.uk/2014/12/1705-two-centuries-of-smuggl
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Saturday 21 October: Conference on the Lines of Torres Vedras

The BCMH and the Friends of the Lines of Torres Vedras (FLTV) are hosting a one day Conference on the Lines at the Cavalry & Guards Club, 127 Piccadilly, Mayfair, London. Announcement at FLTV website Furrther details and booking to be announced shortly.
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