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Boer War generals by Peter Trew

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Published by Wrens Park Pub. in [England] .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Great Britain. -- Army -- Biography,
  • South African War, 1899-1902 -- Biography,
  • Generals -- South Africa -- Biography,
  • Afrikaners -- Biography,
  • Generals -- Great Britain -- Biography,
  • South African War, 1899-1902 -- Campaigns

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementPeter Trew.
GenreBiography.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsDT1899 .T74 2001
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 274 p., [16] p. of plates :
Number of Pages274
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17175304M
ISBN 100905778677
LC Control Number2006367103

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