Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era
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Pen & Sword Books, 2013.
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9781844681761

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Norman Friedman., & Norman Friedman|AUTHOR. (2013). Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era . Pen & Sword Books.

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Norman Friedman and Norman Friedman|AUTHOR. 2013. Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era. Pen & Sword Books.

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Norman Friedman and Norman Friedman|AUTHOR. Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era Pen & Sword Books, 2013.

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Norman Friedman, and Norman Friedman|AUTHOR. Naval Firepower: Battleship Guns and Gunnery in the Dreadnought Era Pen & Sword Books, 2013.

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