V-mail... Not E-mail
During World War II, the only means of communicating with soldiers away from their homes was through written letters. This was the time before cell phones and internet connections. Thus, writing letters to and from the United States to the European or Pacific Theater during World War II led to tons and tons of paper mail that took up much needed space on ships crossing the oceans. This space was needed for supplies and equipment necessary for soldiers and the front lines, thus the U.S. government implemented new technology to create V…-Mail. Victory mail utilized microfilm to take pictures of a hand written letter on a pre-set template that was then reduced to a quarter of a square inch. When it arrived at a V…-Mail station, it was blown up and folded and mailed to the addressee.