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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.386 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Bougainville, Papua New Guninea Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 6 April 1944 Pagination: 5 p. ; 12.7 x 20.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond writes that he has heard that Passover is the following day, but that his "holidays are celebrated by destroying the enemy." Sidney describes firing on some "Japs".


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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyHolidays and CelebrationsJudaismReligionBattle

Sub Era: World War II

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