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In search of a lost Commando: a personal account of No. 3 ‘X’ Troop, No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando. / Goodman, Michael Simon.

In: Journal of Intelligence History, 09.11.2015.

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Goodman, MS 2015, 'In search of a lost Commando: a personal account of No. 3 ‘X’ Troop, No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando', Journal of Intelligence History. https://doi.org/10.1080/16161262.2015.1104978

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Goodman, M. S. (2015). In search of a lost Commando: a personal account of No. 3 ‘X’ Troop, No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando. Journal of Intelligence History. https://doi.org/10.1080/16161262.2015.1104978

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Goodman MS. In search of a lost Commando: a personal account of No. 3 ‘X’ Troop, No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando. Journal of Intelligence History. 2015 Nov 9. https://doi.org/10.1080/16161262.2015.1104978

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Goodman, Michael Simon. / In search of a lost Commando: a personal account of No. 3 ‘X’ Troop, No. 10 Inter-Allied Commando. In: Journal of Intelligence History. 2015.

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