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Victory-Mail Packet
Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Victory-Mail Packet

Catalog #: 1992.3030.18    Accession #: 1992.303
Credit: Armed Forces History, Division of History of Technology, National Museum of American History

Dimensions / Weight

Dimensions: 10" H x 6.25" W x 0.25" D

Physical Description

Packet of blue-gray paper with a red border bearing the "V-mail" logo and information.

General History

During World War II, V-Mail became a popular way to correspond between soldiers and their loved ones at home. V-mail was written on a specially designed sheets, a combination letter and envelope. These sheets were sent to the government where they were reduced to thumb-nail size on microfilm. The microfilm was flown overseas and then developed at a lab close to the recipient's position. The V-mail letter-sheets, now about one quarter of their original size, were mailed and delivered to the soliders or their families back home.


Keywords

War: World War II
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