This month's book vote focuses on our Campaign series, as 4 potential titles battle it out for your vote:
CAM: New Market 1864
CAM: Battle of the Yalu River 1894
CAM: Warsaw 1920
CAM: Suez 1956
New Market 1864
Part of the Valley Campaign of 1864, the battle of New Market was a Confederate victory over the invading Union forces. Its main point of interest is the involvement of the Cadet Corps of the Virginia Military Institute, who provided an infantry battalion and an artillery section who would go on to play an important role in the battle.The battle is today commemorated at VMI and the Virginia Civil War Museum and New Market Battlefield State Historical Park.
Battle of the Yalu River 1894
The Yalu River is the largest and most important battle of the First Sino-Japanese War (1894–95), a war that saw the end of 4000 years of Imperial China. On 17 September 1794 the US and Royal Navy trained Beiyang Chinese Fleet was utterly destroyed by the Japanese fleet changing the balance of power in the region. An absolutely vital battle in Chinese history, and one that is a key topic in Chinese schools, this is a battle and war that is largely ignored or misunderstood in the dier world and this study will help to redress the balance.
A decisive Polish victory over the Russians during the Polish–Soviet War. The battle secured the existence of an independent Poland, at least until 1939, and was viewed at the time as decisive in stopping the spread of Soviet Communism westwards.
The Israeli, French and British assault on Nasser’s Egypt following the nationalization of the Suez Canal. While many histories focus on the political aspects, this study will examine the military side of things in the usual Campaign level of detail. A major post-war military event whose ramifications extend to the present day
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Now it's time to announce the results of April's book vote. April's vote looked at some prospective Men-at-Arms titles, and was a very close race between two titles. The winner with 30.79% of the vote is Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (2) 3rd Century AD, which was a mere 0.37% ahead of Armies of the Great Northern War 1700 - 1729. See the full results below:
|MAA: Roman Army Units in the Western Provinces (2) 3rd Century AD||30.79%|
|MAA: Armies of the Italian Wars 1125 - 1325||23.09%|
|MAA: Armies of the Great Northern War 1700 - 1729||30.42%|
|MAA: Australian Bushrangers 1820 - 1880||15.7%|