The Last Mission The Secret History of World War II"s Final Battle by Jim Smith

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Published by Broadway .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Military - Aviation,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Japan,
  • B-29 bomber,
  • History,
  • History - Military / War,
  • Military - World War II,
  • Military,
  • Military - United States,
  • History / Military / World War II,
  • Armistices,
  • Aerial operations, American

Book details

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages384
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL8064504M
ISBN 100767907795
ISBN 109780767907798

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