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

  • Monthly Meeting
    The next monthly meeting is on Tuesday 17th May 2022.  The guest speaker, Nigel Rogers, will present a talk on the history of HMS Hood.

    Nigel’s talk covers the Empire cruise in 1923-24, which included Australia in its ports of call, of the Special Service Squadron that included the battlecruiser HMS Hood, and the destruction and sinking of HMS Hood by the Bismark at the Battle of Denmark Straight. Click here for an overview of this talk, for meeting location details, and for an overview of the guest speaker program planned for the rest of the year.

    Please note that Covid regulations may result in changes at short notice to the guest speaker program.

  • Imprimatur Books MayCatalogue
    Imprimatur Books specialise in old and rare military books.  Click here to view their catalogue for May 2022.