Object details

Category
Books
Related period
Second World War (content), Second World War (content)
Creator
HISTORY OF 11TH ARMOURED DIVISION (Author)
British Army of the Rhine, Printing and Stationery Service (Publisher)
Production date
1945
Place made
N.p.
Dimensions

whole: Dimensions: 24cm., Pagination: vi, 118, 44p., 15 fold. leaves of plates ill., figs., maps

Catalogue number
LBY 88 / 1574

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