The Military Museums

TMM Lecture Series and Films

The Lecture Series is your opportunity to hear speakers from a wide range of historical and military related topics. The lectures are held various evenings at The Military Museum from September until May. Unless otherwise stated, the lecture format is as follows:

Lecture Series Information

  • Location QEII Atrium at TMM
  • Reception 1800 hrs (6:00 pm)
  • Lecture begins 1900 hrs (7:00 pm)
  • Admission By donation. (Suggested donation, $10)

Upcoming Lectures

Thurs 6 June 2019: 75th Anniversary of D-Day

Lecturer: James Istvanffy

We invite you to join us on June 6, 2019, for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day as we commemorate the day with a lecture by James Istvanffy on the greatest amphibious invasion in history.

The discussion will include the Allied and German preparations leading up to the invasion, the main events of June 6, 1944, and the aftermath of the Allied liberation of western Europe from Nazi occupation.

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Thurs 20 June 2019: The Battle of Waterloo

Lecturer: James Istvanffy

Join us on June 20, 2019, for a lecture with James Istvanffy where he unpacks the battle that led to the defeat one of the greatest generals in history. The Battle of Waterloo on June 18, 1815 was one of the most decisive battles in history where the French under Napoleon Bonaparte battled British forces under the Duke of Wellington south of Brussels, Belgium.

The hard-fought battle saw the arrival of the Prussian Army under Field Marshal Blucher which greatly tipped the scales against the French. Waterloo was the end of an era - the last major engagement of a long series of wars and over 70 major battles.

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