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The Army Museum

Airgraph


Accession number: 2020.0.125
Date: January – February 1944
Materials: Paper
Measurements: 13.8 cm L x 10.8 cm W
Military Unit: Canadian Women's Army Corps
Narrative: Addressed to Mari Geizer, Halifax
Description: Single addressed airgraph from known Captain of Canadian Women's Army Corps; Stamped; With handwritten note about date of receipt
History of Use: V-mail or Victory Mail, was a hybrid mail process used primarily by Americans during Second World War as a primary and secure method to correspond with soldiers stationed abroad. The standard size stationary was thought to be effective in reducing the cost of transferring an original letter through the military postal system as the V-mail letter would be censored, copied to film, and printed back to paper upon arrival at its destination. The V-mail process is based on the earlier British Airgraph process.