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Prelude to D-Day by Bill Bishop. (Y)


Prelude to D-Day by Bill Bishop. (Y)

Shrouded in secrecy, the fleet gathers alongside the Semaphore tower and under cover of dusk begins to move out to the channel preparing for its daunting task.
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