Book Vote

This month's book vote sees five New Vanguard titles battling for your vote. Read the full descriptions and have your say by clicking on the link below. Plus, check out the results of last month's Combat Aircraft book vote.

 

Modern NATO Artillery

Warships in the First Opium War 1839-42

Tanks in the Battle of Tarawa 1943

German Anti-Tank Guns of World War II

Warships in the War of the Pacific 1879–83

 

Modern NATO Artillery

The war in Ukraine has brought renewed focus on artillery and its crucial place on the modern battlefield. This would examine the technology and operation of the current generation of big guns across NATO member states, as well as current artillery doctrine.

 

Warships in the First Opium War 1839-42

A classic 19th-century colonial campaign, the First Opium War saw the Royal Navy’s China Squadron clash with the war-junks of the Qing dynasty, conduct amphibious assaults on Chinese territory, and fight campaigns on the Pearl and Yangtze rivers. The British victory relied on the power of the Royal Navy, whose technical superiority included the first combat use of an iron-hulled warship, the brand-new HMS Nemesis, and explosive weaponry including naval Congreve rockets.

 

Tanks in the Battle of Tarawa 1943

In November 1943, the US assaulted Tarawa, the first island in the Central Pacific campaign. Unlike previous landings, Tarawa was heavily defended and the amphibious invasion would be strongly opposed. Both sides committed tanks to this fierce battle – Type 95s and USMC Shermans – and the US also used LVTs in the assault for the first time. This book would examine the forces available to both sides, their doctrine and organization, and how the campaign was fought in detail, as well as its impact on subsequent operations.

 

German Anti-Tank Guns of World War II

The anti-tank gun was still a key weapon on the battlefields of World War II. This would examine the range of guns deployed by the Wehrmacht to combat Allied armour, and how guns were developed throughout the war to tackle increasingly thick and well-sloped tank armour.

 

Warships in the War of the Pacific 1879–83

The naval campaign in the War of the Pacific was crucial to Chile’s victory, and it was one of the first wars of the ironclad era. It was fought in the main between the superior forces of Chile and the outgunned Peruvian Navy, whose famous ironclad Huáscar evaded the Chilean Navy for months while carrying out hit-and-run operations. After naval supremacy was gained with the capture and scuttling of Peru’s major ships, the Chilean Navy remained active in support of the land campaign, and smaller, little-known naval actions were fought through the rest of the war, culminating in the mission of the torpedo boat Colo Colo to Lake Titicaca.

 

 

 Last month, we asked what you would like to see published in our Combat Aircraft series. Thank you to everyone who voted and provided feedback. The results saw one book taking a large chunk of the vote. Check out the full results below to find out more!