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“Our delight is for the amir of the English”: A Bornoan history of the First World War (North-Eastern Nigeria)

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“Our delight is for the amir of the English” : A Bornoan history of the First World War (North-Eastern Nigeria). / Hiribarren, Vincent Emmanuel Jean Etienne; Dewière, Rémi.

The First World War from Tripoli to Addis Ababa (1911-1924). 2018.

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Harvard

Hiribarren, VEJE & Dewière, R 2018, “Our delight is for the amir of the English”: A Bornoan history of the First World War (North-Eastern Nigeria). in The First World War from Tripoli to Addis Ababa (1911-1924). <http://books.openedition.org/cfee/1252>

APA

Hiribarren, V. E. J. E., & Dewière, R. (2018). “Our delight is for the amir of the English”: A Bornoan history of the First World War (North-Eastern Nigeria). In The First World War from Tripoli to Addis Ababa (1911-1924) http://books.openedition.org/cfee/1252

Vancouver

Hiribarren VEJE, Dewière R. “Our delight is for the amir of the English”: A Bornoan history of the First World War (North-Eastern Nigeria). In The First World War from Tripoli to Addis Ababa (1911-1924). 2018

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Hiribarren, Vincent Emmanuel Jean Etienne ; Dewière, Rémi. / “Our delight is for the amir of the English” : A Bornoan history of the First World War (North-Eastern Nigeria). The First World War from Tripoli to Addis Ababa (1911-1924). 2018.

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