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Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) to Estelle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.375 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 March 1944 Pagination: 1 p. ; 13.7 x 10.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond wonders "how these Nips can keep getting literally slaughtered." He comments that this is one period that he doesn't want to share with anyone: "I'm spending the rest of my life forgetting it."


Historical Era: Great Depression and World War II, 1929-1945

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryBattleAsiaGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyDeathInjury or Wound

Sub Era: World War II

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