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I've been reading a bit about Airgraph letters (aka V-Mail, in the US). Some articles say it was developed by the US military, and the Wikipedia article could do with some improvement about the detailed history of it. This 2021 video from Mark Felton is interesting; the clips from the US military in that come from this film it looks like, and there's also this Pathé News film showing the Airgraph system from the UK point of view.

I'm uploading about 65 scans of airgraphs to this category on Wikimedia Commons.