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ISBN:0859552349
Author: J.N.P. Watson
ISBN13: 978-0859552349
Title: Guardsmen of the Sky: Account of the Involvement of Household Troops in the Airborne Forces
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Language: English
Category: Engineering
Publisher: Michael Russell Publishing Ltd (November 1997)
Pages: 192

Guardsmen of the Sky: Account of the Involvement of Household Troops in the Airborne Forces by J.N.P. Watson



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