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

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.252 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney, (1922-1945) Place Written: at sea in South West Pacific Type: Autograph letter signed Date: June 1943 Pagination: 5 p. ; 13 x 20 cm.

Summary of Content: Sidney informs Estelle that although he is in "dangerous waters', she would "scarce realize" how little they fear their "yellow friends, their submarines, their airplanes".


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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryAustralia and Pacific IslandsAsiaSubmarineAviationAir ForceGlobal History and US Foreign Policy

Sub Era: World War II

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