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D-Day: The Sixth of June, 1944 Hardcover - 1959

by Howarth, David

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New York: McGraw-Hill, 1959. First Edition. Hardcover. Fine. Octavo. Fine/VG- in Mylar (small corner dust jacket chip). Out of print. Binding is cloth boards.
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