Cassino to the River Po
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Cassino to the River Po Italy May 1944 to April 1945 by G. W. Martin

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Published by G.W. Martin in [Chesterfield] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Martin, G. W. -- 1916-,
  • Great Britain. -- Army. -- Lothians and Border Horse .,
  • Cassino, Battle of, Cassino, Italy, 1944,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Italy.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Statementby G.W. Martin.
GenrePersonal narratives, British.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD763.I82 C265 1999
The Physical Object
Pagination122 p. :
Number of Pages122
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18835318M
ISBN 10095351207

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