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Curtis, John, 22nd Regiment, 4th Division

V-mail is short for Victory Mail and was a system for delivering mail between the home-front and the warfront during World War II. This type of correspondence worked by photographing large amounts of censored mail and placing those images on microfilm. The microfilm was then sent to prescribed places in the United States for enlarging and printing on lightweight photo paper. These small documents were then delivered to the intended receipts. More information can be found about V-mail at the Wikipedia website.


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