This Issue was published on 19 July 2021.
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One of the key aims of the British Journal for Military History is to support the development of a new generation of researchers. The Journal, and the British Commission for Military History (BCMH) more broadly, supports both postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers in a number of ways. For some years the Commission has hosted a New Research in Military History conference and provided grants to postgraduate researchers who wish to speak at the annual International Congress of Military History. More recently, it has run a Three Minute Military Thesis event at the Institute of Historical Research. This event, the initiative of Zack White – part of that new generation himself, highlighted the research of current PhD students working in military history. This issue forms a natural bridge between that initiative and the ethos of the Journal and we are delighted that Zack has offered this Special Issue.
We are grateful for the immense amount of work Zack has carried out in seeking contributions and organising them. Many contributions were submitted which we could not publish in this issue, but we hope to see some of those appear in the future. The contents point to a bright future for military history – broadly defined – and beyond this special issue, we urge all new researchers to consider the British Journal for Military History as a place to publish work in the future.
RICHARD S. GRAYSON & ERICA WALD
Goldsmiths, University of London, UK
Cover picture: Royal Navy destroyers visiting Derry, Northern Ireland, 11 June 1933. Photo © Imperial War Museum, HU 111339