Politics and strategy in the Second World War

Germany, Great Britain, Japan, the Soviet Union, and the United States : papers presented under the auspices of the International Committee for the History of the Second World War, San Francisco, August 26, 1975.

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  • World War, 1939-1945 -- Diplomatic history -- Congresses.
  • Edition Notes

    SeriesMA/AH instant publishing series
    ContributionsInternational Committee for the History of the Second World War., International Congress of Historical Sciences, San Francisco, 1975.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD748 .P64
    The Physical Object
    Pagination112 p. ;
    Number of Pages112
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4590468M
    ISBN 100891260242
    LC Control Number77352610

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