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Fighting for the French Foreign Legion

Alex Lochrie

Fighting for the French Foreign Legion

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Published by Pen & Sword Military in Barnsley, South Yorkshire .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Other titlesMemoirs of a Scottish legionnaire
StatementAlex Lochrie
Classifications
LC ClassificationsUA703.L5 L58 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationvi, 170 p. :
Number of Pages170
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24537203M
ISBN 101848840853
ISBN 109781848840850
LC Control Number2009504549
OCLC/WorldCa390845074


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