Graf Spee the life and death of a raider. by Dudley Pope

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Published by Lippincott in Philadelphia .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Admiral Graf Spee (Battleship),
  • River Plate, Battle of the, 1939

Edition Notes

First published in London in 1956 under title: The battle of the River Plate.

Book details

Classifications
LC ClassificationsD772.G7 P6 1957
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6221416M
LC Control Number57006414
OCLC/WorldCa513030

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