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Field Marshal Sir William Robertson

chief of the Imperial General Staff in the Great War

by David R. Woodward

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Published by Praeger in Westport, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain.,
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Robertson, William Robert, Sir, 1860-1933,
    • World War, 1914-1918 -- Great Britain,
    • Marshals -- Great Britain -- Biography

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-221) and index.

      StatementDavid R. Woodward.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsD546 .W59 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 230 p. :
      Number of Pages230
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL678203M
      ISBN 100275954226
      LC Control Number97024549


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