Object details

Category
Books
Related period
1945-1989 (content)
Creator
CHESHIRE, LEONARD (Author)
Hutchinson (Publisher)
Production date
1961
Place made
London
Dimensions

whole: Dimensions: 22cm., Pagination: 180p. frontis.

Catalogue number
LBY 45909

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© IWM (VC 658)
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