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This month’s book vote focuses on the Elite series, with five fascinating topics vying for your vote. Check out the descriptions below and let us know which of these you’d like to see us publish! 

ELI: Israeli Paratroopers since 1954
ELI: US Army Airborne since 1990
ELI: US Army Special Forces since 1988
ELI: Forest Raiding Tactics in North America, 16th-18th Centuries
ELI: Vietnam War Boobytraps

ELI: Israeli Paratroopers since 1954

The campaigns, evolution, uniforms and equipment of the IDF's elite parachute units, which have spearheaded Israel's operations in the 1956, 1967 and 1973 Wars and ever since, and have carried out many special missions.

ELI: US Army Airborne since 1990

Elite 031 covered the US Airborne from their formation until 1990. This book will detail developments in organization, uniforms and equipment, and trace their campaigns, from the First Gulf War to the present day.

ELI: US Army Special Forces since 1988

The world of special-operations units has expanded and changed out of all recognition since 1988, the end-date of our previous Elite 004. This title will cover the developing organization, missions, uniforms and equipment of the 'Green Berets' during the 1990s, and the 'Long War' that America has waged since 2001.

ELI: Forest Raiding Tactics in North America, 16th-18th Centuries

The dramatic story of forest fighting on the frontier between New France and New England, between French 'woods-runners', British colonial 'rangers', the indigenous warriors allied to both sides, and the regular officers who learned from them.

ELI: Vietnam War Boobytraps

Detailing and illustrating the wide range of lethal and maiming boobytraps ingeniously employed by the Viet Cong and NVA to slow down and thin out US and allied units as they advanced through jungles, swamps and villages.

Head to the homepage to cast your vote!

We also have the results from the September book vote, which saw five firearms titles up against one another for your vote. 

WPN: The G3 Battle Rifle 33%
WPN: 44 Magnum Revolvers 10%
WPN: The Sterling Submachine Gun 28%
WPN: The PK Machine Gun 15%
WPN: The Stoner 63 Weapons System 14%

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C-Bone posted on 5 Oct 2016 19:02:07
Bring on the forest warfare! Glad to see it's off to a big lead.
WHOOP! That's supposed to be a war whoop.
GI Gene posted on 5 Oct 2016 18:59:21
US Army Special Forces since 1988 has my vote, but my top three in order of preference is:

US Army Special Forces since 1988
US Army Airborne since 1990
Israeli Paratroopers since 1954

Regards of the outcome I hope they find themselves on bookshelves someday.

US Army Airborne 1940-90 by Gordon Rottman and Ron Volstad is hands down one of the very best Osprey books ever published. A sequel to it would be most welcome.

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