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Published by Normount Technical Publications in Wickenburg, Ariz .
Written in English



  • Japan


  • Japan. Rikugun. Hōheitai (Artillery) -- History.,
  • Artillery -- Japan -- History.,
  • Tactics -- History.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementCompiled and edited by Donald B. McLean.
SeriesThe Combat bookshelf
LC ClassificationsUF105 .M3
The Physical Object
Paginationxi, 204 p.
Number of Pages204
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5429219M
ISBN 100879471573
LC Control Number73075367

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