Winter & Spring Highlights
It's so hard every month to pick out just three pieces of artwork from all of those publishing, so picking out the best of them was a real challenge - but we've had a go nonetheless. Which is your favourite?
MEN-AT-ARMS 517: French Naval & Colonial Troops 1872–1914
NEW VANGUARD 260: Soviet Cruise Missile Submarines of the Cold War
COMBAT 33: US Airborne Soldier vs German Soldier
NEW VANGUARD 258: Italian Cruisers of World War II
Best of the Blog
Celebrating the 75th anniversary of the famous ‘Dam Busters’ raid, we posted an extract from Doug Dildy’s Dambusters: Operation Chastise 1943, telling the stories of just some of the men behind this renowned mission:
Operation Chastise - 75 Years On by Doug Dildy
As part of another anniversary celebration, we were joined by John Jordan, editor of Warship, to mark the publication of the 40th edition of the annual Warship journal. Find out more here:
Forty Years of Warship by John Jordan
As usual, our authors have produced some fantastic content throughout the summer months. Here are a few of our top picks:
The Ship That Would Not Die by Thomas McKelvey Cleaver
Homemade Vietnamese Heavy Weapons of the First Indochinese War by Kevin Boyland
Book Vote Winners
May: New Vanguard
May’s New Vanguard vote was incredibly close, with just over 1% between the top three titles. Coming in at first was Robot Tanks of World War II with 21.83%, closely followed by French Main Battle Tanks 1945-present: ARL 44, AMX-30 and Leclerc with 21.59%.
June: Air Campaign
Another close vote in June saw possible Air Campaign titles battling it out, with less than 1% in it. Stalingrad Airlift 1943 claimed victory with 23.04%, just a few votes ahead of Iraq, Afghanistan, and Somaliland 1919-39 at 22.35%
July’s Combat vote was even tighter, with just half a percent between our top two titles. Polish Soldier vs German Soldier pipped Gurkha vs Fallschirmjäger to the post, with 25.86% and 25.38% respectively.
August: Aircraft of the Aces & Combat Aircraft
In a variation on the usual format, our August vote saw TWO series battling. The Aircraft of the Aces suggestion Macchi C.202/205 Aces won out with 29.24% of the vote, with Combat Aircraft topic He 111 Units in North Africa and the Mediterranean coming in close behind with 25.33%.
Missed our January–April round-up? Find it here.
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