Scottish airfields in the Second World War by Martyn Chorlton

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Published by Countryside Books in Newbury .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Great Britain. -- Royal Air Force -- History -- World War, 1939-1945,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Scotland,
  • Air bases -- Scotland -- History -- 20th century,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, British

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 158) and index.

Book details

StatementMartyn Chorlton.
SeriesAirfields series
Classifications
LC ClassificationsD760.8.S36 C468 2008
The Physical Object
Pagination :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23656089M
ISBN 101846741068
ISBN 109781846741067
LC Control Number2009294274

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