Americans send letters to service personnel overseas via "V-mail," during World War II
United States USA Date:1942 Duration:55 sec Sound:Yes
View of a U.S. Post Office building. Patrons line up inside, to use the new "V-mail" system for sending mail to service personnel overseas, during World War 2. They are seen writing letters on special forms that also serve as envelopes, when folded. Senders stamp, and mail them, just like ordinary letters. Next, after being opened and passed by military censors, the letters are fed into machines and photograpned onto rolls of microfilm. Views of microfilm in 100 foot rolls, that carry 1500 letters, each. View of a strip of microfilm with individual letters on it. Bags of mail on the floor of an Army postal facility and a soldier holding one small bag of microfilm letters that contains the same number of letters as all the other bags. Servicemen overseas reading their letters (that have been blown up and printed at normal size).
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