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The swordbearers studies in supreme command in the First World War. by Correlli Barnett

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Published by Eyre & Spottiswoode in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns.,
  • World War, 1914-1918 -- Biography.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 361-367.

GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD530 .B26 1963
The Physical Object
Pagination386 p.
Number of Pages386
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5902953M
LC Control Number64000111
OCLC/WorldCa1132588

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