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During World War II, V-Mail became a popular way to correspond with a servicemember overseas. V-Mail letters were written on forms that were photographed, put on film, flown across the world and then reproduced at the mail center closest to the recipient's position. The development of the V-Mail system reduced the time it took a soldier to receive a letter by a month, to twelve days or less. V-Mail was very compact, saving space and weight for crucial military supplies on cargo planes.

Today in WW II: 13 Jun 1940 Paris, France declared an open city as German Army closes in.  More 
13 Jun 1942 US Government establishes the Office of War Information [OWI] to promote favorable news about the war, best known for their series of memorable and effective posters.
13 Jun 1942 US government establishes the Office of Strategic Services [OSS] by Executive Order 9182.
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Mail call in the barracks at Fort Belvoir, VA, January 1943
Mail call in the barracks at Fort Belvoir, VA, January 1943.

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