Welcome to the first issue of Volume 3.
Covering a range of topics from the 15th century to the Cold War, in many respects this issue showcases the aspirations of the BJMH. We begin with a study of Aztec warriors and the tactics, techniques and weapons they employed and we end with an analysis of General Hackett’s The Third World War. In between we take in the English in Ireland in the early 1600s, the Royal Navy and the Battle of Britain and combatant status and small arms training for women in Britain’s armed forces during the late 1970s.
For many in the team this has been a busy period. Not only have we made a number of changes to the way we work, we have also brought on several new editors who joined the BJMH over the summer. We are grateful to Aimée Fox-Godden and Jennifer Daly for all their hard work on the journal and welcome Christopher Phillips, Kenton White and Thomas Pert to the team.
Apart from changes to the editorial team, we are organising the 7th Annual New Research in Military History conference which takes place in London on Saturday 26 November at the Institute of Historical Research. There are some great papers being presented that will offer a good demonstration of current research in military history.We hope to see many of you on the day.
Finally, the new team has been formulating plans to widen the journal’s reach and attract even more authors. These plans are very exciting and we hope to share them with you soon. We very much hope you enjoy this issue. As ever, we welcome your feedback and comments.
DR MATTHEW FORD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF