Object details

Category
Books
Related period
Second World War (content), Second World War (content)
Creator
SMITH, NIGEL (Author)
Air Research Publications (Publisher)
Production date
2003
Place made
Walton-on-Thames, Surrey
Dimensions

whole: Dimensions: 22cm., Pagination: 333p. ill., facsims., maps, ports.

Catalogue number
LBY 03 / 2028

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