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Victory Mail

In a V-mail room, an armed courier delivers official dispatches for filming and reproducing at the official photo mail station.

Photo: US Army

       Victory Mail or V-mail was the name given to the process developed by Eastman Kodak before World War II as a less bulky method of shipping mail by air. 

       It consisted of photographing letters on 16mm film, which then was flown to its destination, enlarged, printed and mailed to the address shown. It was only 1/65th the weight of ordinary mail and saves ninety-eight percent of the cargo space required for ordinary letters. 

       1,600 letters could be placed on a roll of film little larger than a pack of cigarettes.

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