Book Vote

This month's book vote sees five Combat titles battling for your support. Read the full descriptions and have your say by clicking on the link below. Plus, check out the results of last month's Duel (Aviation) Book Vote

 

 

Hessian Jäger vs Continental Light Infantryman: American Revolution 1775–83

Italian Soldier vs Austro-Hungarian Soldier: World War I 1915–18

Eighth Army Soldier vs Italian Soldier: North Africa 1941–43

Eighth Army Soldier vs Italian Soldier: North Africa 1941–43

US Soldier vs Fallschirmjäger: Normandy 1944

 

Hessian Jäger vs Continental Light Infantryman: American Revolution 1775–83

Fighting alongside British forces in North America, the rifle-armed specialists known as the Jäger provided the Crown Forces with valuable expertise in open-order fighting. As the American Revolutionary War raged on, their Patriot opponents fielded light infantrymen equipped and trained to counter these German skirmishers in a host of battles throughout the Thirteen Colonies.

 

Italian Soldier vs Austro-Hungarian Soldier: World War I 1915–18

The entry of Italy into World War I opened a new front, as Italian forces confronted the Austro-Hungarian troops tasked with defending the Alps. As the war of movement swiftly gave way to trench warfare, both sides’ fighting men were pitched into a series of savage attritional battles made particularly arduous by the harsh environmental conditions.

 

Eighth Army Soldier vs Italian Soldier: North Africa 1941–43

As Allied and Axis forces clashed on the Mediterranean Front, the multiple national contingents serving as part of the British Eighth Army confronted Italian troops fighting alongside the German forces deployed to North Africa. From the Allied effort to relieve besieged Tobruk in late 1941 to the second battle of El Alamein in October–November 1942, the two sides met repeatedly in battle.

 

Royal Marine Commando vs German Soldier: Normandy 1944

Pitched into combat in June 1944 during the D-day landings and their immediate aftermath, the Royal Marine Commandos won a matchless reputation as assault infantry at Langrune-sur-Mer, Franceville-Plage and Port-en-Bessin, while their German opponents fought with determination to hold their positions and throw the Allied troops back.

 

US Soldier vs Fallschirmjäger: Normandy 1944

As the battle of Normandy reached its grim climax in the summer of 1944, the US Army soldiers pitched into combat in the Saint-Lô sector confronted a notably formidable element of Nazi Germany’s armed forces – the Fallschirmjäger, the Luftwaffe’s airborne troops. Both sides would be challenged to the limit and beyond in the fighting for Saint-Lô and its environs.

 

 

 

 Last month, we asked what you would like to see published in our Duel (Aviation) series. Thank you to everyone who voted and provided feedback. The results were quite evenly split this time with one book stealing the lead Check out the full results below to find out more!

 

Spitfire V/IX vs Fw 190A (Channel Front1942–44) 23.4%
RAF Coastal Command vs Ju 88(Atlantic 1941–45) 18.5%
AH-1 Cobra Gunship vs NVA Armour(Vietnam 1967–72 18.9%
Beaufighter vs Ju 87 Stuka(Mediterranean 1944–45) 18.2%
British AA Defence vs LuftwaffeBombers (1940) 21.1%