Battle of France, 1940
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Published by Muller in London .
Written in English


  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Western Front

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Edition Notes

StatementAdolphe Goutard. Translated by A. R. P. Burgess. Foreward by B. H. Liddell Hart.
The Physical Object
Pagination280 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Number of Pages280
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13575438M

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