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The Mathews men

William Geroux

The Mathews men

seven brothers and the war against Hitler"s U-boats

by William Geroux

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  • 34 Currently reading

Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Merchant mariners,
  • Brothers,
  • Submarine,
  • Submarines (Ships),
  • Naval History,
  • World War, 1939-1945,
  • Naval operations,
  • German Naval operations,
  • Biography,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (pages 321-375) and index.

    Other titlesMathews men :
    StatementWilliam Geroux
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsD781 .G47 2016
    The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 390 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates
    Number of Pages390
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27210208M
    ISBN 100525428151
    ISBN 109780525428152
    OCLC/WorldCa933727437

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