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Published by Pen & Sword Military in Barnsley .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Secret service.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Commando operations.,
  • Special forces (Military science) -- History -- 20th century.,
  • Intelligence service -- History -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Originally published: London ; New York : Granada, 1985.

StatementPhilip Warner.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD810.S7 W38 2004
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 245 p. :
Number of Pages245
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3453120M
ISBN 10184415114X
LC Control Number2005363155
OCLC/WorldCa56460586

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