The British Airgraph

The British Airgraph system was utilized to reduce the weight of mail being transported and secure the mail against accidental loss or destruction. The V-Mail system used by the US forces during the war was based on this. Below you’ll find an example of a holiday card sent in this fashion and the text used to explain the system.

[Images courtesy of the Kitchener-Waterloo Philatelic Society.]

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