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Britain"s place in the world

Peter Calvert

Britain"s place in the world

an inaugural lecture delivered at the university, 14 November 1985

by Peter Calvert

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Published by University of Southampton in (Southampton) .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Great Britain -- Foreign relations -- 1945-

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby P.A.R. Calvert.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsDA589.8
    The Physical Object
    Pagination31p. ;
    Number of Pages31
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL21546073M
    ISBN 100854322639
    OCLC/WorldCa15282755


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