PUBLISHED 9th FEBRUARY 2018
Volume 4, Issue 2 - EDITORIAL
Welcome to Issue 2 of our fourth volume. In this edition we are very pleased to bring you a series of articles on British and Imperial airpower during the First World War.
Brought together and edited by Ross Mahoney and Michael Molkentin, these papers will challenge conventional views on the evolution of the Royal Flying Corps and the RAF during the First World War. Adding a number of important dimensions to accounts of airpower, this issue refocuses attention on the systemic, cultural, social and psychological challenges posed by war in the air.
We have thoroughly enjoyed working with the various authors on these papers and are grateful for their commitment to a tight publication timetable. We should also like to thank Ross and Michael for their support in putting this fascinating volume together.
Apart from this issue’s focus on airpower, of course the journal continues to publish a number of book reviews in complementary areas. In this edition, for instance, we are very pleased to offer reviews of Agincourt by Anne Curry, Randall Nicol’s Till the Trumpet Sounds and Ismini Pells’ edited volume New Approaches to the Military History of the English Civil War.
By including a wide range of reviews, we hope to demonstrate that the BJMH can cover a breadth as well as a depth of subjects. This shows the team’s ongoing commitment to promoting and engaging with military history and the history of war in its broadest sense and we continue to welcome opportunities to work with authors on a whole range of subjects of interest to our readership.
We hope you enjoy this issue. As ever, we welcome your comments and feedback.
DR MATTHEW FORD, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF
COVER IMAGE: Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2e biplane of the Royal Flying Corps after a forced landing
owing to engine trouble. Near Feuchy Chapel, 29 April 1917. Creator: Brooke, John Warwick (Lieutenant)
(Photographer); Catalogue number: Q 7231. © IWM