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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.234 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: Cause Swift, Texas Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 3 June 1943 Pagination: 3 p. ; 16 x 18 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond complains about having been served pork for all meals recently. He also describes a mock court-martial that took place the day before, in which he played the defendant.


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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryDiet and nutritionJudaismReligionMilitary LawCourt Martials and Courts of Inquiry

Sub Era: World War II

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