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Diamond, Sidney (1925-1945) to Estelle Spero

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09120.456 Author/Creator: Diamond, Sidney (1925-1945) Place Written: Bougainville, Papua New Guinea Type: Autograph letter signed Date: 13 July 1944 Pagination: 2 p. ; 21.2 x 28 cm.

Summary of Content: Diamond writes that the day was spent in an "insane squabble to straighten out an ammunition expenditure report, censoring mail, a lecture on voting - and an afternoon at the beach -" Diamond proceeds to complain about the complexity of the army voting procedures.


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

Subjects: World War IISoldier's LetterMilitary HistoryCensusPost OfficeAmmunitionSuffrageGovernment and CivicsEntertaining and Hospitality

Sub Era: World War II

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