Object details

Category
Books
Related period
Second World War (content), Second World War (content)
Creator
MORTON, LOUIS (Author)
UNITED STATES. DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY. OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF MILITARY HISTORY (Author)
UNITED STATES ARMY IN WORLD WAR 2 : THE WAR IN THE PACIFIC (Author)
Office of the Chief of Military History, Department of the Army (Publisher)
Production date
1953
Place made
Washington, D.C.
Dimensions

whole: Dimensions: 26cm., Pagination: xvii, 626p., 3 fold. leaves of plates ill., maps, plans, ports.

Catalogue number
LBY 33461

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