New Zealanders in the Battle of Britain. by N. W. Faircloth

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Published by War History Branch, Dept. of Internal Affairs in Wellington .

Written in English

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  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, New Zealand.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p 32-[33]

Book details

SeriesNew Zealand in the Second World War; official history.
LC ClassificationsD792.N4 F3
The Physical Object
Pagination32, [1] p. (incl. cover)
Number of Pages32
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6099554M
LC Control Number51025991

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