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Keep right on to the end of the road: the stamina of the French army in the War of the Spanish Succession

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Keep right on to the end of the road : the stamina of the French army in the War of the Spanish Succession. / Rowlands, Guy Robert.

The War of the Spanish Succession: new perspectives. ed. / Michael Schaich; Matthias Pohlig. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. (Studies of the German Historical Institute London).

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Rowlands, GR 2018, Keep right on to the end of the road: the stamina of the French army in the War of the Spanish Succession. in M Schaich & M Pohlig (eds), The War of the Spanish Succession: new perspectives. Studies of the German Historical Institute London, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

APA

Rowlands, G. R. (2018). Keep right on to the end of the road: the stamina of the French army in the War of the Spanish Succession. In M. Schaich, & M. Pohlig (Eds.), The War of the Spanish Succession: new perspectives (Studies of the German Historical Institute London). Oxford University Press.

Vancouver

Rowlands GR. Keep right on to the end of the road: the stamina of the French army in the War of the Spanish Succession. In Schaich M, Pohlig M, editors, The War of the Spanish Succession: new perspectives. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2018. (Studies of the German Historical Institute London).

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Rowlands, Guy Robert. / Keep right on to the end of the road : the stamina of the French army in the War of the Spanish Succession. The War of the Spanish Succession: new perspectives. editor / Michael Schaich ; Matthias Pohlig. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2018. (Studies of the German Historical Institute London).

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