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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC02766.055 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: Milan Type: Typed letter signed Date: 1 May 1922 Pagination: 2 p. ; 22.3 x 30 cm.

Summary of Content: He is glad to hear from a former prisoner. He wonders when the unrest will stop. Many soldiers have been gassed during the war and were sent there to recover. Now they are trying to find them work.


Historical Era: Progressive Era to New Era, 1900-1929

Subjects: Global History and US Foreign PolicyWorld War IMilitary HistoryGovernment and CivicsTreatyLeague of NationsPoliticsDiplomacyHealth and MedicalInjury or WoundLaborPrisoner of WarWeaponry

Sub Era: World War I

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