Oil, Labour and Empire: Abadan in WWII Occupied Iran

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Oil, Labour and Empire : Abadan in WWII Occupied Iran. / Elling, Rasmus Christian; Abdul Razak, Rowena.

I: British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, 05.07.2021.

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Elling, RC & Abdul Razak, R 2021, 'Oil, Labour and Empire: Abadan in WWII Occupied Iran', British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13530194.2021.1938971

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Elling, R. C., & Abdul Razak, R. (2021). Oil, Labour and Empire: Abadan in WWII Occupied Iran. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/13530194.2021.1938971

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Elling RC, Abdul Razak R. Oil, Labour and Empire: Abadan in WWII Occupied Iran. British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 2021 jul. 5. https://doi.org/10.1080/13530194.2021.1938971

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Elling, Rasmus Christian ; Abdul Razak, Rowena. / Oil, Labour and Empire : Abadan in WWII Occupied Iran. I: British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies. 2021.

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