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With the Russians in peace and war recollections of a military attaché by F. A. Wellesley

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Published by E. Nash in London .
Written in English



  • Soviet Union


  • Soviet Union -- Description and travel,
  • Soviet Union -- Social life and customs,
  • Soviet Union -- Army

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Edition Notes

Statementby Colonel the Hon. F. A. Wellesley.
LC ClassificationsDK221 .W3
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 324 p.
Number of Pages324
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL6957262M
LC Control Number05021052

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