Object details

Category
Books
Related period
Second World War (content), Second World War (content)
Creator
MIDDLE EAST FORCES. GENERAL HEADQUARTERS. SURVEY DIRECTORATE (Author)
General Headquarters, Middle East (Publisher)
Production date
1942
Place made
Cairo
Dimensions

whole: Dimensions: 33cm., Pagination: 127p., 1 fold. leaf of plates map

Catalogue number
LBY 00 / 2200

Object associations

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