World War II black and white photos that have been researched to provide background information, and restored in color detail to look like they were taken yesterday. Click here to view the full picture gallery.

About the Society

The Military History Society of WA Inc. was formed in 2003 as a not-for-profit organisation. The Society is a group of professional and amateur historians and people with an interest in military history. The fundamental mission of the Society is the preservation and promotion of public awareness and interest in military history with an emphasis on the military history of Australia.

The Society meets on the third Tuesday of each month. All are welcome and attendance is free. Following a brief discussion of Society business, a guest speaker presents a talk on a military history subject. The topic of these talks cover specific military events as well as military theory from medieval times to the present day. Following the talk, supper is served. After supper, a raffle is drawn and a quiz rounds out the meeting.

Click here for details of the location and dates for monthly meetings, and the guest speakers scheduled to present.

Further information about the Society is available on this website using the navigation panel at the top of the page. Should you require additional information, or have a specific question relating to military history, please click here to contact the Society.

Latest News

  • Next Meeting
    The next meeting is on Tuesday 15th February 2022.  Brendan Cook is the guest speaker. Brendan’s topic is Harold John Timperley – journalist, soldier, propagandist, pacifist, stooge.  Click here for further meeting details.
  • Imprimatur Books Christmas Discount Catalogue
    Imprimatur Books specialise in old and rare military books.  Click here to view their Christmas discount catalogue for December 2021.
  • Call Sign Vampire
    The 1st (Aust) Field Hospital Association has published a book, “Call Sign VAMPIRE – The inside story of an Australian Field Hospital during the Vietnam War”.  This book is a comprehensive overview of the 1st Australian Field Hospital based at Vung Tau, South Vietnam.  The unit itself was raised in Vietnam 1 April 1968 and returned to Australia 25 Nov 1971.

    Please click here for a brief outline of the book, including reader reviews.  If you are interested in purchasing the book, email Paul Danaher (one of the co-authors) at with your contact details and Paul will call you to arrange your purchase.