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The flying bomb war contemporary eyewitness accounts of the German V-1 and V-2 raids on Britain by Peter HГёeg

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Published by Robson in London .
Written in English



  • Great Britain.,
  • Germany.,
  • Great Britain


  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, German.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Germany.,
  • V-1 bomb -- History.,
  • V-2 rocket -- History.,
  • Bombardment -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.,
  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, British.

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Edition Notes

StatementPeter Haining.
GenrePersonal narratives, British.
LC ClassificationsD759 .H34 2002
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 227 p. :
Number of Pages227
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3378854M
ISBN 101861055811
LC Control Number2004484924

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