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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.134 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Edgewood Arsenal, Maryland Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 1942 Pagination: 2 p. ; 20 x 27 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond apologizes for not having written for the past few days, explaining that he has been acting as cadet platoon leader. Sidney describes the night Reconnaissance Problem that he had been on the night before.

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary History

Sub Era: World War II

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