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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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Jun 10, 2019 Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine
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Apr 26, 2019 Paszkowski, Edward, 1863-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions -- Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial...
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Apr 26, 2019 Dnistrians'kyǐ, Stanislav, 1870-
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Topics: Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919. Ukraine, World War, 1914-1918 -- Territorial questions --...
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Aug 11, 2015 MacDonald, Arthur, 1856-1936
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
University of Toronto Preservation and Bindery
Aug 4, 2015 Lepsius, Johannes, 1858-1926
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Includes indexes
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Armenian question, World War, 1914-1918
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Apr 2, 2015 Kutrzeba, Stanisław, 1876-1946
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Issued also in French as: Droits de la Russie sur la Lithuanie et sur la Ruthénie-Blanche
Topics: Paris Peace Conference (1919-1920), World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Mar 4, 2015 Bank of Commerce in New-York; United States. War Revenue Law of 1918
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"February, 1919."
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War, Cost of
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Sep 24, 2014 Reuss, Friedrich Wilhelm Carl, called Fritz Reuss
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 24, 2014 Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Ekaterina Konstantinovna (Verigo) 1844-1934
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 24, 2014 Breshko-Breshkovskaia, Ekaterina Konstantinovna (Verigo) 1844-1934
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What is Bolshevism? What we are fighting for. Russia and the allies; Russia and the League of Nations; Russia will emerge free, strong and united
Topics: Bolshevism, World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 24, 2014 Silvagni, Umberto
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Topics: Peace Conference, Paris, 1919, World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 22, 2014 Stephanove, Constantine
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 22, 2014 Reclus, Onésime
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 10, 2014 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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Sep 2, 2014 Hazelton, Henry I
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 2, 2014 Jørgensen, Johannes, 1866-1956
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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At head of title, vol. [1]: Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918; vol. [2] (Suite): Ministère des Affaires Etrangères. Guerre Européenne. Documents, 1918-19
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 20, 2014 Allied Powers, 1914-; Great Britain. Foreign Office
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(Cmd. 258)
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 20, 2014 Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 20, 2014 Geneva. Bibliothèque Publique et Universitaire
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 29, 2013 Becker, Willi
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Topics: Lusitania (Steamship), World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 24, 2013 Bingham, Barry, 1881-1939
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 23, 2013 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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Jul 18, 2013 Galocsy, Arpad de
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Nationalism
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Mar 5, 2013 Jellicoe, John Rushworth Jellicoe, 1st Earl, 1859-1935
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Four folded plans in pocket at end
Topics: Great Britain. Royal Navy, Jutland, Battle of, 1916, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal Army Medical Corps, World War, 1914-1918, Medicine, Military
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Feb 5, 2013 Lalescu, Traian, 1882-1929
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At head of title: Trajan Lalesco
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
At head of title: Royaume de Belgique. Ministère des colonies
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Zaire
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Jan 23, 2013 Schnee, Heinrich, 1871-1949
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: Citizenship, World War, 1914-1918, Panslavism
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Topics: Macedonian question, Bulgarians, World War, 1914-1918
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Nov 28, 2012 Sandes, E. W. C
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Topics: Great Britain. Army Indian Division, 6th, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, World War,...
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Nov 28, 2012 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Nov 28, 2012 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Nov 28, 2012 Falkenhayn, Erich von, 1861-1922
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Vol. 1. Text.- Vol. 2. Maps
Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Nov 28, 2012 Canada. Ministry, Overseas Military Forces
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Armed Forces, World War, 1914-1918
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Nov 7, 2012 Downes, Walter Douglas, 1884-
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"This account deals entirely with the Nigeria regiment [of the West African Frontier Force]" p. 1, Introd
Topics: Great Britain. Army. Royal West African Frontier Force. Nigeria Regiment, World War, 1914-1918,...
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Nov 7, 2012 Kay, H. R. (Hugh Reid), 1890-1917; Magee, George, d. 1918; MacLennan, F. A
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Topics: Canada. Canadian Army. Field Artillery Brigade. Battery, 43rd, World War, 1914-1918
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May 24, 2011 Ludendorff, Erich, 1865-1937
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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May 20, 2011 Massey, William Thomas
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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May 10, 2011 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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May 9, 2011 Candler, Edmund, 1874-1926
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Mar 2, 2011 Bendix, Ludwig, 1877-1954
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Topics: War (International law), World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 28, 2011 Duncan-Clark, S. J. (Samuel John), b. 1875; Plewman, W. R. (William Rothwell), 1880-; Wallace, W. Stewart (William Stewart), 1884-1970
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On cover : Canada's valorous achievements
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 25, 2011 Lanzalone, Giovanni, 1852-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, War poetry, Italian
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Feb 15, 2011 Hollander, Jacob Harry, 1871-
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Jan 18, 2011 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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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Oct 29, 2010 Jagow, Günther Gottlieb Karl Eugen von, 1863-1935
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 29, 2010 Paszkowski, Edward, 1863-
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, Communism
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 15, 2010 Germany. Auswärtiges Amt; Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938; Montgelas, Maximilian Maria Karl Desiderius, Graf von, 1860-1938; Schücking, Walter Max Adrian, 1875-1935
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Sep 15, 2010 Germany. Auswärtiges Amt; Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938; Montgelas, Maximilian Maria Karl Desiderius, Graf von, 1860-1938; Schücking, Walter Max Adrian, 1875-1935
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Sep 13, 2010 Czernin von und zu Chudenitz, Ottokar Theobald Otto Maria, Graf, 1872-1932
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Sep 13, 2010 Germany. Auswärtiges Amt; Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938; Montgelas, Maximilian Maria Karl Desiderius, Graf von, 1860-1938; Schücking, Walter Max Adrian, 1875-1935
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Sep 13, 2010 Germany. Auswärtiges Amt; Kautsky, Karl, 1854-1938; Montgelas, Maximilian Maria Karl Desiderius, Graf von, 1860-1938; Schücking, Walter Max Adrian, 1875-1935
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Bd. 1. Vom Attentat in Sarajevo bis zum Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin nebst einigen Dokumenten aus den vorhergehenden Wochen.--Bd. 2. Vom Eintreffen der serbischen Antwortnote in Berlin bis zum Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung.--Bd. 3. Vom Bekanntwerden der russischen allgemeinen Mobilmachung bis zur Kriegserklärung an Frankreich.--Bd. 4. Von der Kriegserklärung Österreich-Ungarns an Russland
Topics: World War, 1914-1918, genealogy
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Aug 25, 2010 Seerov, Slavko, 1888-
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Topics: Economic conditions, World War, 1914-1918, War
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Aug 23, 2010 Bainville, Jacques, 1879-1936; Lefaivre, Paul
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Aug 5, 2010 Connor, Ralph, 1860-1937
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Jul 23, 2010 Dehmel, Richard, 1863-1920
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Topic: World War, 1914-1918
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Jul 23, 2010 Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Jul 21, 2010 Borgese, Giuseppe Antonio, 1882-1952
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Topics: William II, German Emperor, 1859-1941, World War, 1914-1918
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Jul 15, 2010 Price, Enid M; Canadian Reconstruction Association
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Topics: Wages, World War, 1914-1918, Women
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Jul 7, 2010 Margerison, John S
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Apr 26, 2010 Soffici, Ardengo, 1879-1964
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Topics: Italy. Esercito. 2. armata, World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Apr 22, 2010 Ward, Mary Augusta (Arnold) 1851-1920
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Apr 6, 2010 Gibbs, Philip, 1877-1962
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Topics: World War, 1914-1918, World War, 1914-1918
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Feb 25, 2010 Délégation égyptienne à la Conférence de la Paix, Paris, 1919; Paris, France. Peace Conference, 1919
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Issued also in English under title: the Egyptian national claims
Topic: World War, 1914-1918