Object details

Category
Books
Related period
Second World War (content), Second World War (content)
Creator
GILBERT, MARTIN (Author)
HarperCollins (Publisher)
Production date
1995
Place made
London
Dimensions

whole: Dimensions: 24cm., Pagination: xxi, 473p., 32p. of plates; ill., figs., maps, ports.

Catalogue number
LBY 98 / 3103

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