Object details

Related period
First World War (content)
Pen and Sword Aviation (Publisher)
Production date
Place made
Barnsley, South Yorkshire

whole: Dimensions: 25cm., Pagination: 304p. ill., facsims., maps, plans, ports.

Catalogue number
LBY 05 / 1496

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