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Germany [Germany 1 Rentenmark 1923-1937 Mark]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09620.356 Author/Creator: Germany Place Written: Germany Type: Object Date: 1917 Pagination: 1 banknote : paper : green, blue, and purple ; 8.9 x 13.5 cm. Order a Copy

Germany 5 Mark 1917. Contains a portait of a woman on one side and a decorative crest on the reverse side.

Robert "Bob" Stone was a Bombardier in World War II and served in the Pacific Front. These letters, were compiled by Bob's wife, Sheila M. Stone, and Ali Adair into a book named Letters in a Box. This book details Bob's service to his country, and his life after the war. Bob's letters were donated to the collection by his wife, Sheila M. Stone, in 2017. It contains a variety of letters, postcards, patches, pins, photographs, and scrapbooks that relate to Bob's training and combat missions.

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