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Object details

Category
Sound
Related period
1990 to the present day (production), Second World War (content)
Creator
IWM (Production company)
Wood, Conrad (recorder)
Merchant, Festus William (interviewee/speaker)
Production date
1990-10-26
Dimensions

whole: Duration 80, Number Of Items 3

Catalogue number
11619

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