Alastair Finlan is a Professor of War Studies at the Swedish Defence University who specializes in modern warfare, military culture and Special Forces. Mark J Grove teaches naval and international history in the Department of Strategic Studies and International Affairs, Britannia Royal Naval College, and lectures part time in the Department of Politics, University of Plymouth. He has a particular interest in amphibious warfare. Philip D Grove joined the Department of Strategic Studies and International Affairs, Britannia Royal Naval College in 1993 following the completion of two degrees from Aberystwyth in the area of Strategic Studies. He is presently Senior Lecturer in the department and working on a series of articles and a MPhil thesis concerning naval aviation in the twentieth century.