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2008-06-26 00:35:50
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V-Mail was a method used to transmit mail back to US. The soldiers were supplied with a form that they filled in the Address and Return Address at the top. Below this was a blank section where the soldier wrote his letter. The letters were photo-copied and the film was shipped back to the US. Once in the US, the film was printed about 1/4 the original size (i.e., shrunk). Each letter was then placed in an envelope so the Address was visible and it was mailed. I have read the statistics of how much volume and weight of mail this process saved. Wikipedia says: "The 37 mail bags required to carry 150,000 one-page letters could be replaced by a single mail sack. The weight of that same amount of mail was reduced dramatically from 2,575 pounds to a mere 45." V-Mail was named for "Victory Mail". See Link for history of V-Mail and examples: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V-mail

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