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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.169 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Fort Bliss, Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 7 January 1943 Pagination: 2 p. ; 16 x 22 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond describes the process of interviewing eighteen men believed to be incapable of withstanding the rigors of battle, and discussing their geographical origins, educational background, social classes etc. drawing in upper left corner

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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryBattleEducationBravery

Sub Era: World War II

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