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The postal service during times of conflict

Long before the internet handled over a billion emails a day, the postal service provided vital lines of communication during times of conflict, delivering messages about the progression of battle, letters home from the front and news of important victories.

During the First World War alone, the Army Postal Service handled a staggering two billion letters and 114 million parcels. Up to 12 million letters a week were delivered to soldiers, many on the front line.