This month's book vote focuses on our Duel series, with five new titles vying for your vote. Have a read of our brief descriptions below and let us know which you'd like to see published, by voting in our poll.
DUE: Athenian Trireme vs Spartan Trireme
DUE: Spanish Galleon vs English Galleon
DUE: English Warship vs Dutch Warship
DUE: US Cruiser vs Spanish Cruiser
DUE: Israeli Missile Boat vs Syrian Missile Boat
Athenian Trireme vs Spartan Trireme: Peloponnesian War 431–404 BC
Widely employed in the Mediterranean by the maritime powers of the Ancient World, the trireme equipped Athenian and Spartan naval forces in a host of battles during the Peloponnesian War, a prolonged and bloody conflict that saw the use of innovative naval tactics.
Spanish Galleon vs English Galleon: Armada 1588
The 1588 the Spanish Armada, a mighty fleet intended to invade and subjugate England, faced English warships in a series of clashes that revolutionized battle tactics and permanently transformed the conduct of war at sea.
English Warship vs Dutch Warship: Anglo-Dutch Wars 1652–67
Stemming from trading rivalries, the Anglo-Dutch Wars of the mid-17th century pitted England’s fledgling Royal Navy against the warships of the Dutch Republic in a number of actions across the world, from the Mediterranean to the English coast.
US Cruiser vs Spanish Cruiser: Spanish–American War 1898
In 1898, US and Spanish fleets fought one another at Manila Bay in the Philippines and at Santiago de Cuba in the Caribbean. The two sides employed a formidable array of modern warships, including the Spanish armored cruiser Infanta María Teresa and the US protected cruiser USS Olympia, which survives today as a museum ship.
Israeli Missile Boat vs Syrian Missile Boat: Latakia 1973
Fought between Israeli and Syrian missile boats in October 1973, the battle of Latakiah was the first engagement in which both sides deployed vessels equipped with surface-to-surface missiles; the Israeli use of electronic deception as part of their defences was another combat debut.
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Now for the results of the December vote on our New Vanguard series. This was one of the biggest responses we've had in terms of votes, but the winner with 28.1% of the vote was Spy Ships of the Cold War. In second place was European Ironclads 1860-75 with 25.2%.
|NVG: Spy Ships of the Cold War||28.1%|
|NVG: European Ironclads 1860-75||25.2%|
|NVG: The Imperial German Navy 1871||19%|
|NVG: Aegis Guided Missile Cruisers and Destroyers 1983-present||14.4%|
|NVG: World War I British Light Cruisers||13.2%