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University of Toronto - Robarts Library

The John P. Robarts Research Library, commonly referred to as Robarts Library, is the main humanities and social sciences library of the University of Toronto Libraries and the largest individual library in the university.

Opened in 1973 and named for John Robarts, the 17th Premier of Ontario, the library contains more than 4.5 million bookform items, 4.1 million microform items and 740,000 other items.

The library building is one of the most significant examples of brutalist architecture in North America. Its towering main structure rests on an equilateral triangular footprint and features extensive use of triangular geometric patterns throughout.

It forms the main component of a three-tower complex that also includes the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library and the Claude Bissel Building, which houses the Faculty of Information. The library's imposing appearance has earned it the nickname of Fort Book.

Comprising fourteen storeys, plus two underground floors, the brutalist and futurist structure features raised podia and a suspended fourth floor. A mezzanine level physically connects Robarts Library to the Thomas Fisher Rare Book Library building at its southeastern side, and to the Claude Bissel Building, housing the Faculty of Information, at its northeastern side.

The concrete waffle slab floor plates are adorned with triangular-patterned tessellation. A hexagonal central circulation atrium is enclosed at the core of the building and through the middle of the mezzanine level. The gross area of the building is over 1,036,000 square feet.


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Dec 1, 2019 Cummings, E. E. (Edward Estlin), 1894-1962
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, American
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Nov 16, 2018
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Title varies: pts. 64-273, The Times history and encyclopaedia of the war
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Topics: Times history of the war, Times history and encyclopaedia of the war, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Sep 19, 2018 Great Britain. War Office
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Mar 11, 2018 Jones, John Price, 1877-; Hollister, Paul Merrick
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Secret service Germany
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Sep 13, 2017 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental...
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Sep 13, 2017 Hodder-Williams, Ralph Wilfred
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v. 1. Narrative.--v. 2. The roll of honour and appendices
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Topics: Canada. Army. Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Military geography
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 2, 2017 Wyllie, William Lionel, 1851-; Owen, Charles; Kirkpatrick, W.D
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Jutland, Battle of, 1916
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Dec 26, 2016 Smith, Cicely Fox
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Sep 20, 2016 Macnaughtan, Sarah, d. 1916
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives
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Aug 8, 2016 Gullett, Henry Somer, 1878-; Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921); Australian War Memorial
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Topics: Australia. Australian Army. Australian Imperial Force (1914-1921), World War, 1914-1918 --...
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Aug 8, 2016 Cutlack, Frederic Morley, 1886-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Aerial operations, World War, 1914-1918 -- Australia
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May 6, 2016 Chatterton, E. Keble (Edward Keble), 1878-1944
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Includes index
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations
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Apr 3, 2016 Johnston, M. A. B. (Maurice Andrew Brackenreed), 1892-; Yearsley, K.D. (Kenneth Darlaston), 1891-
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Lettered on cover: 450 miles to freedom: the adventure of eight British officers in their escape from the Turks
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 15, 2016 Nursing sister
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Hospitals, charities, etc
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Jan 6, 2016 Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval and military, Dardanelles
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Jul 20, 2015 Freeman, Robert Massie, 1866-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Humor, caricatures, etc
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Jun 12, 2015 Swayne, Martin
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, Iraq -- Description and travel
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Jan 5, 2015 Crosland, T. W. H. (Thomas William Hodgson), 1865-1924; "X"
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Dec 16, 2014 Wilson, Theodore Percival Cameron, 1888-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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Nov 10, 2014 Eltzbacher, Paul, 1868-1928; Waller, Augustus Desiré, 1856-1922; Wells, Sydney Russell, 1869-
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Oct 26, 2014 United States. Navy Dept. Bureau of Ordnance
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Topics: Ordnance, Naval, World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 7, 2014 Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Vols. 4-5 by Henry Newbolt
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 7, 2014 Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Vols. 4-5 by Henry Newbolt
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 6, 2014 Lettow-Vorbeck, Paul Emil von, 1870-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- History, Africa, East
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Oct 6, 2014 Corbett, Julian Stafford, Sir, 1854-1922; Newbolt, Henry John, Sir, 1862-1938
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Vols. 4-5 by Henry Newbolt
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 6, 2014 Whitney, Caspar, 1862-1929
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Topics: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces, World War, 1914-1918
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Jun 14, 2014 Noyes, Alfred, 1880-1958
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Apr 23, 2012 Gaillard, Gaston
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Bibliographical footnotes
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Turkey, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions Turkey, Sèvres,...
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Feb 25, 2012 Great Britain Army. Pay and Record Office; Great Britain. Army. British Expeditionary Force
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Topics: Canada. Army. Canadian Expeditionary Force, 1914-1919, World War, 1914-1918 -- Canada
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Nov 19, 2011 Edmonds, J. E. (James Edward), Sir, 1861-1956
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Includes bibliography
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Western Front
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May 31, 2011 Hammerton, John Alexander, Sir, 1871-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Pictorial works
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners of war, Kiau-Chau
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Dec 5, 2009 Hamilton, Ian, Sir, 1853-1947
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Turkey Gallipoli Peninsula
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Topics: Canada. Army. Nova Scotia Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada Nova...
Includes bibliographical references and index
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 3, 2008 Garstin, Crosbie, 1887-1930
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Fiction
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Apr 24, 2008 Nobbs, Gilbert
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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Apr 12, 2007 Glenconner, Pamela, 1871-1928
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Topics: Tennant, Edward Wyndham, 1897-1916, World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English
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- Vernède, Robert Ernest, 1875-1917; Gosse, Edmund, 1849-1928
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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- Beston, Henry, 1888-1968
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Nicholson, Ivor; Lloyd-Williams, Trevor
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Wales, Eng
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- Carton de Wiart, Henry, Comte, 1869-1951
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Belgium
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- Currie, John Allister, 1866-1931
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Regimental histories Canada 48th Highlanders, World War, 1914-1918 --...
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- Yeftich, Paul; Yeftich, Paul, Mrs.
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Lutosawski, Wincenty, 1863-
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At head of title: Polish commission of work preparatory to the Conference of peace
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Great Britain Committee of Imperial Defence; Skinner, Henry Terence; Stacke, Harry Fitz Maurice
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"Compiled mainly by H.T. Skinner, and H. Fitz M. Stacke."
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Caunter, J.A.L. (John Alan Lyde), 1889-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Prisoners and prisons, German
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Topics: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918 -- Atrocities
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- Sisson, Francis Hinckley, 1871-
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- Warren, Whitney
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- France Alsace, World War, 1914-1918 -- France Lorraine
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- Harrison, Frederic, 1831-1923
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Poetry
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- Masefield, John, 1878-1967
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- Berard, Victor, 1864-1931
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Drama
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- Walker, H. F. B. (Henry Francis Bell)
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, English, World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns Africa...
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- Murray, Marr
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- Temple, William, 1881-1944
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no. 1. Christianity and war / William Temple--no. 2. Are we worth fighting for? / Richard Roberts--no. 3. The woman's part / Elma K. Paget--no. 4. Brothers all / Edwyn Bevan--no. 5. The decisive hour / J.H. Oldham--no. 6. Active service / W.R. Maltby--no. 7. The war spirit in our national life / A.H. Gray--no. 8. Christian conduct in war time / W.H. Moberly--no. 10. The real war / W.E. Orchard--no. 11. Love came at Christmas / G.H. Leonard--no. 12. Answer to Bernhardi / D.S. Cairns--no. 13....
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War
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- Keynes, John Maynard, 1883-1946
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Topics: Treaty of Versailles (1919), World War, 1914-1918 -- Economic aspects, Economic history -- 1918-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Reprinted, in part, from various periodicals
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Personal narratives, Canadian
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- Hamon, Augustin, 1862-
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Includes index
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Lichnowsky, Karl Max, Fürst von, 1860-1928; Dernburg, Bernhard, 1865-. 1915
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Bound with Dernburg, Bernhard. Search-lights on the war, 1915
Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Causes
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- Pollen, Arthur Joseph Hungerford, 1866-1937
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American edition has title: The British navy in battle
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, World War, 1914-1918
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- Great Britain. Committee on Alleged German Outrages; Bryce, James, 1838-1922
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Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Borodino (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918 -- Supplies
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- O'Ryan, John F. (John Francis), 1874-
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Topics: United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces. Division, 27th, World War, 1914-1918
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- Sladen, Douglas Brooke Wheelton, 1856-1947; Low, A. Maurice (Alfred Maurice), 1860-1929
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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- Cornford, L. Cope (Leslie Cope), 1867-1927
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Naval operations, Merchant marine