An infantry officer with the Eighth army the personal experiences of an infantry officer during the Eighth army"s campaign through Africa and Sicily by H. P. Samwell

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  • Samwell, H. P., d. 1945.,
  • Great Britain. Army. Army, Eighth.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, English.

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Map on lining-papers.

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Statementby Major H. P. Samwell, M. C.; foreword by Sir Philip Gibbs.
LC ClassificationsD811 .S32
The Physical Object
Pagination208 p.
Number of Pages208
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6500752M
LC Control Number46012218

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