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Object details

Category
Vehicles, aircraft and ships
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (association)
Creator
Poole Joinery
Production date
1943
Materials

Sides: canvas

Deck: plywood

Dimensions

whole: Depth 800 mm, Height 410 mm, Length 4610 mm

Catalogue number
MAR 583

Object associations

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