2020 YIR

  

Highlights


 P-51B Mustang

P-47D Thunderbolt vs Ki-43-II Oscar   Blazing Star, Setting Sun
Velikiye Luki 1942–43 The Normans in Italy 1016–1194 Warship 2020
 
 

 

What people said about our books

Blazing Star, Setting Sun

'For students of the Pacific campaigns, these books are essential reading.' ― The Armourer

In Cold War Skies

‘An incredible book offering insights into the crucial air battle over England never before revealed. It provides an operational-level view of the war from the German perspective yielding a unique study that is a must-read for students and practitioners of airpower alike.’ Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.); Dean, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies

The Devil's Bridge

‘This is an important and timely operational analysis of the events of September 1944. It is a mark of my respect for Anthony Tucker-Jones's work that I wish I had researched and written The Devil's Bridge. Thus I am more than happy to commend his scholarship to you.’ Professor Peter Caddick-Adams

To Defeat the Few

‘An incredible book offering insights into the crucial air battle over England never before revealed. It provides an operational-level view of the war from the German perspective yielding a unique study that is a must-read for students and practitioners of airpower alike.’ Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.); Dean, Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies



 

Awe-inspiring Artwork

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?

 

  Combat Vehicles of Russia's Special Forces

New Vanguard 282: Combat Vehicles of Russia's Special Forces by Mark Galeotti
Artwork by Adam Hook

This image comes from Combat Vehicles of Russia's Special Forces. The 200th Brigade, headquartered in Pechenga in the Murmansk region, is a specialized Arctic warfare unit and equipped to match. Here a mixed force consisting of a TTM‑1901‑40 Berkut snowmobile, a new Toros Arctic combat vehicle, DT‑10P Vityak (‘Knight’) and a Pantsir-S1 are shown on exercises, during a simulated assault.

 

Nierstein and Oppenheim 1945 Cover 

Campaign 350: Nierstein and Oppenheim 1945 by Russ Rodgers
Artwork by Darren Tan

This plate depicts the events of 19 March 1945 when P-47s from the 367th Fighter Group, composed of 392nd, 393rd and 394th Fighter squadrons attacked Kesselring’s Oberbefehlshaber (OB) West headquarters at Ziegenberg Castle (right next to Hitler’s Adlerhorst).

 

CBT 50 

 

Combat 50: Roman Soldier vs Parthian Warrior by Si Sheppard
Artwork by Johnny Shumate

This piece of artwork shows the events on the third day at the Battle of Nisibis in 217 AD. Both sides remained locked together, grappling to the end as the last rays of light settled over the featureless plain that so many thousands had already lost their lives contesting.

 

Piat Art 

 

Weapon 74:The PIAT by Matthew Moss
Artwork by Alan Gilliland, Adam Hook

Here. A Gurkha PIAT operator engages Japanese armour at close range in India in 1944. He has already hit one Type 97 ShinHoTo Chi-Ha medium tank, despite his No. 2 being seriously wounded.

 


 

Best of the Blog

 

As usual, our authors have produced some fantastic content throughout the summer months. Here are a few of our top picks:

F-102 Delta Dagger Units by Peter E. Davies

The Medieval Longsword by Neil Grant

Japan's Foreign Volunteers 1941 - 1945 by Philip Jowett

To Defeat the Few by Paul F. Crickmore


 


 

Book Vote Winners

May: New Vanguard

There was a clear winner in May's New Vanguard vote as Tanks in the Battle of Germany: Western Front took the lead, beating Tanks at Monte Cassino 1944 by 6%.

June: Combat

There was a competition between Combats resulting in Teutonic Knight vs Lithuanian Warrior: 1409–11 taking the lead with 28% over Roman Auxiliary vs British Warrior: AD 43–83, which had 21%. 

July: None

Unfortunately, due to a technical glitch on the website, we were unable to run July's book vote.

August: Raid

August's book vote saw a clear winner with The Berezina 1812 taking 51% of the votes, beating Chaeronea 338 BC by 15%. 



Missed our previous round up? Don’t worry, you can find them here:

January–April