Object details

Category
Books
Related period
Second World War (content), Second World War (content)
Creator
COMBAT RECORD OF THE SIXTH ARMORED DIVISION (Author)
BURK, CLYDE J. (Author)
Steinbeck-Druck (printer) (Publisher)
Production date
1945
Place made
Aschaffenburg
Dimensions

whole: Dimensions: 21cm., Pagination: viii, 288p. 74p., 69p. of plates, ill., col. figs., graphs, col. maps,

Catalogue number
LBY 21865

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