The Last Good War An Illustrated History of Canada in the Second World War 1939-1945 by J. L. Granatstein

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Published by Douglas & McIntyre .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • Canada - General,
  • Military - World War II,
  • History - General History

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages252
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11989482M
ISBN 101550549138
ISBN 109781550549133
OCLC/WorldCa56807628

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