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Railroads and rifles

Dennis E. Showalter

Railroads and rifles

soldiers, technology, and the unification of Germany

by Dennis E. Showalter

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Published by Archon Books in Hamden, Conn .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Germany,
  • Prussia (Germany),
  • Germany.
    • Subjects:
    • Krupp, Alfred, 1812-1887.,
    • Railroads -- Germany.,
    • Germany -- History, Military -- 19th century.,
    • Prussia (Germany) -- History, Military.,
    • Germany -- Defenses -- History.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDennis E. Showalter.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsDD103 .S54
      The Physical Object
      Pagination267 p. :
      Number of Pages267
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL5195810M
      ISBN 100208015051
      LC Control Number75017710

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