National Geographic : 1942 Nov
680 The National Geographic Magazine Al' from Press Ass 'l Voices of U. S. Parachute Troops, Coming from the Sky, Fascinate "Winnie" Prime Minister Churchill closes his eyes as he listens to commands being given to soldiers jumping at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. He is holding a "handie-talkie" radio used for conversation between ground points and planes in the air (page 667). In center is Brig. Gen. William C. Lee, commander of the paratroops. Staff Photographer Willard .. ('ulver Your Soldier's Letters, Sent by V-mail, Go Through Here on the Way to You Original letters, written on special blanks, are photographed in miniature on rolls of movie film. Seventeen hundred letters can be sent in a roll you can hold in one hand. Arriving in the United States, the films are developed and printed in readable size. Then rolls are cut and individual letters mailed.