Even the post office acknowledged that V-Mail
"was not always as practical as had been anticipated," that it often arrived later than airmail and that servicemen felt the photographic reproductions of letters were impersonal.
, such as Talkway's, are embedded in the body of the e-mail and can get past corporate firewall filters.
Gary Hunt, Executive Vice President at Technicolor, admits that even with V-Mail
's exceptional track record, "this medium is still fresh and has far-reaching potential."
Reuter's mother saved his anguished V-mail
acknowledging their mutual loss:
Visitors can experience the personal dimension of war by listening to oral history accounts or by reading V-mail
letters that loved ones exchanged.
Adding a personal touch are V-Mail
from loved ones, pinups, a pack of Chesterfield cigarettes, a K-Ration breakfast box, snapshots, and playing cards.
letter you write to the boy in service helps keep a smile on his face for the job ahead.
[The veteran is Bob Brophy, who wrote the letter "Veterans and Home Front Heroes" in V-Mail
in our June 2013 issue].