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Arab Legion by James D. Lunt

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Published by Constable in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Jordan. -- Jaysh al-ʻArabī,
  • Jordan -- Politics and government,
  • Jordan -- History, Military

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-172) and index.

StatementJames Lunt.
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 178 p., [8] p. of plates :
Number of Pages178
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20766720M
ISBN 100094776407
OCLC/WorldCa40981182

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