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Popski"s private army.

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Published by Crowell in New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, English.

  • Edition Notes

    London ed. (Cape) has title: Private army.

    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD811 .P43 1950a
    The Physical Object
    Pagination369 p.
    Number of Pages369
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6071387M
    LC Control Number50010487
    OCLC/WorldCa1534988


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