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Published by Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group in association with Southampton City Museums in Southampton .
Written in English


  • Seaplanes -- History.,
  • Aeronautics -- England -- Solent -- History -- 20th century.

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Ill on inside covers.

Statementedited by Adrian B. Rance with contributions by J.A. Bagley ... (et al.).
ContributionsRance, Adrian B., Bagley, J. A., Southampton University Industrial Archaeology Group.
LC ClassificationsTL684
The Physical Object
Pagination64p. :
Number of Pages64
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22313492M
ISBN 100905280032

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