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The other desert war British Special Forces in North Africa, 1940-1943 by John W. Gordon

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Published by Greenwood Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa, North.,
  • Great Britain.

Subjects:

  • Great Britain. Army -- Commando troops.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Africa, North.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations -- Great Britain.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Other titlesBritish Special Forces.
StatementJohn W. Gordon ; foreword by Theodore Ropp.
SeriesContributions in military studies,, no. 56
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD766.82 .G57 1987
The Physical Object
Paginationxxiii, 241 p., [12] p. of plates :
Number of Pages241
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2716826M
ISBN 100313252408
LC Control Number86009969

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