Volume 3, Issue 3 – EDITORIAL
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 the British Commission for Military History and hosted at the National Maritime Museum in London during the summer of last year.
With a foreword from Professor Andrew Lambert, the articles consider aspects of naval power that typically elude the eye of those who might ordinarily focus their attention on the big naval actions of the war. Yes, we have a study of destroyers in action during Jutland but for the most part this issue investigates the challenges of working as part of alliance structures or matters relating to building navies or maintaining blockades. In this respect we are particularly pleased to be showcasing the scholarship of British, French and American authors.
On top of this we have a number of reviews, one of which is my favourite of all those that we have published over the past three years. Jo Stanley’s summary of All in the Same Boat by Warren Fitzgerald offers an enticing examination of military masculinity as the civilian crew of the Norland made their way to the Falklands in April 1982. I very much hope that once you’ve made your way through the articles we might further entice you to dip into the reviews.
We hope you enjoy this issue. As ever, we welcome your comments and feedback.
DR MATTHEW FORD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
Cover Image: 10 April, 1869, ‘ The Volunteer Review at Dover: View of Dover from the Sea—The Naval Squadron Attacking the Forts’, Illustrated London News