Victory Mail (V-Mail) / Airgraph
In World War II mail of soldiers was copied on microfilm. That realized weight savings in the airplanes, which transported the military mail to the homeland. In the homeland the mail was printed again on common paper.
In earlier times The Postal Bee has published a story about this mail under the American name V-mail.
The English army used during W.W. II the same procedure for military mailing. However they do not use the name V-mail. The British named it Airgraph.
Geraldine Forestier has found an example of an airgraph
which is suitable for a topical bee collection.
Jan de Crom
taken from "The Postal Bee" 1/2007
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