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Diamond, Sidney (1922-1945) to Estelle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.556 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney (1922-1945) Place Written: En route to Phillippines Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 27 December 1944 Pagination: 11 p. ; 21 x 28 cm.

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Summary of Content: Diamond writes the letter on board ship, and proceeds to recap the events of the past few weeks in depth, including details of leaving the island, life on board the ship, and even incidents of combat on board ship.

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryTravelNavyBattle

Sub Era: World War II

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