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Diamond, Sidney (fl. 1944-) to Estellle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.459 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney (fl. 1944-) Place Written: Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 17 July 1944 Pagination: 4 p. ; 21.2 x 28 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond informs Estelle that he had received a letter from Harvey Salb, an infantry platoon leader who had taken part in the invasion of France: "They had a very rough time of it - With all the jungle and discomfort I'm glad we're here - not there -"


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

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

Sub Era: World War II

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