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Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) to Sylvia Weiner

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09414.1026 Author/Creator: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988) Place Written: England Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 15 March 1944 Pagination: 5 p. : envelope ; 20 x 27.5 cm.

Summary of Content: Moe acknowledges that the Angio battle was a nasty one and that it was touch and go (this is the first reference he has made to an actual battle). He writes how odd it is that some people can somehow keep crossing paths. He also mentions that he did not intend for the flowers and verse he sent Sylvia to upset her.

People: Weiner, Morris "Moe" (1909-1988)

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

Subjects: MarriageSoldier's LetterWorld War IIWomen's HistoryMilitary HistoryPoetryBattleGift

Sub Era: World War II

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