Object details

Category
Books
Related period
Second World War (content)
Creator
AIR MINISTRY (Author)
MINISTRY OF INFORMATION (Author)
HMSO (Publisher)
Production date
1941
Place made
London
Dimensions

whole: Dimensions: 24cm., Pagination: 35p.: ill.

Catalogue number
LBY K. 7436

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