British Cavalry on the Peninsula
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Published .
Written in English


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From United service journal, 1831.

Statementby An officer of Dragoons.
The Physical Object
Pagination59-65,57-63,457-464p. ;
Number of Pages6557
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL19130720M

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