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Gurkhas by James, Harold

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Published by Stackpole Books in [Harrisburg, Pa.] .
Written in English


  • Gurkhas.

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Edition Notes

Statement[by] Harold James and Denis Sheil-Small.
ContributionsSheil-Small, Denis.
The Physical Object
Pagination291 p.
Number of Pages291
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17766522M

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