Object details

Category
Currency
Related period
Second World War (production), Second World War (association)
Creator
National Bank, Prague
Production date
1943
Materials

whole: paper

Dimensions

whole: Height 72 mm, Width 142 mm

Catalogue number
CUR 16960

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Crusader tanks and other vehicles out on patrol in the Western Desert, 26 August 1942.
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