I’ll be home for Christmas, If only in my dreams…
An example of WWII era “V-MAIL.” V-MAIL, also known as “Victory Mail” was the means by which servicemen could correspond with their loved ones at home. Correspondence was sent through a censoring process, transferred to film, and then printed at its final destination in a miniaturized form (this example, sent to a young woman in the Brooklyn Navy Yard’s finance department, measure just 4.25 x 5 inches).
The sentiment of this card is a poignant reminder of the necessary make-do spirit required of our service people during the holidays.
With that in mind, BLDG 92 wishes you all a happy holidays, wherever you might find yourself!
Brooklyn Navy Yard Archive, Gift of Donald Uvick
I never heard of Victory Mail before reading this….very interesting.