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Home Guard 1940-1945

F. L. M. Butterworth

Home Guard 1940-1945

some aspects of its organisation and the role it played in the "people"s war".

by F. L. M. Butterworth

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Written in English


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ContributionsManchester Polytechnic. Department of English and History.
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Open LibraryOL13860618M

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