Desert explorer

a biography of Colonel P. A. Clayton, 1896 to 1962
  • 193 Pages
  • 2.54 MB
  • English
Zerzura , Cornwall
Clayton, P. A. -- 1896-1962., Cartographers -- Biography., Soldiers -- Egypt -- Biogr
Statementby Peter Clayton.
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi,193p. :
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18278019M
ISBN 100953135004

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