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Special forces in the Desert war, 1940-1943.

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Published by Public Record Office in Kew, Richmond, Surrey .
Written in English



  • Africa, North.,
  • Middle East.


  • Great Britain. Army. Long Range Desert Group -- History.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations,
  • Special forces (Military science) -- History -- 20th century.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Africa, North.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Middle East.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.

Book details:

Edition Notes

GenrePersonal narratives, British.
ContributionsWynter, H. W., Great Britain. Public Record Office.
LC ClassificationsD794.5 .W96 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationv, 440 p. :
Number of Pages440
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3618196M
ISBN 101903365295
LC Control Number2002391092

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