August 28, 1943

Use of Victory Mail Urged to Free Cargo Space
WASHINGTON, D.C.—To carry 150,000 one-page letters overseas, it requires thirty-seven mail sacks weighing nearly twenty-six hundred pounds. The solution is V-mail, or Victory mail. Writing a loved one a letter on theses specially formatted, combination letter sheet and envelope—available at all post offices—allows the letter to be microfilmed for shipment overseas. Those same 150,000 one-page letters in V-mail require only a single mail sack that weighs 45 pounds, a savings of 98 per cent. The government states that if all overseas correspondence was sent by V-mail, twenty-five Liberty ships would be freed for carrying war matériel. Despite this, most people are not using V-mail; the government urges you to do so.

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