back to article London's Postal Museum takes letter-opener to watery WWII mailbag

The London Postal Museum has opened a wartime mailbag to the public in "Voices from the Deep", an exhibition of letters discovered 4.8km (3 miles) underwater in the wreckage of the SS Gairsoppa. The exhibition shows 70 letters from the haul of more than 700 and divides them into four categories: "War", "God and Country’, ‘ …

  1. katrinab Silver badge

    I thought Royal Mail had an obligation to deliver the letters to their recipients? A 77 year delay isn't too bad for our postal service.

    1. phuzz Silver badge

      As the ship hadn't reached mainland Britain yet, would it be the Royal Mail's responsibility?

  2. izntmac

    A neat find and nice to see the letters preserved. Hopefully the are also preserving digital copies of them.

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    The Silver

    Where is it now then? Who got to keep it?

    Are there any other wrecks with something like that sitting around still?

    /As a pirate, this is my first thoughts.

    1. Blockchain commentard

      Re: The Silver

      A Mr Long John I believe collected it !!!!

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: The Silver

      They had a contract from the British government to search for the wreck, and got to keep 80% of the silver.

  4. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Going Postal

    The marriage proposal wasn't from Antimony Parker by any chance? Agnathea will be delighted.

    A shame Anghammarad left his mailbag at the bottom of the ocean, though.

    GNU Terry Pratchett.

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I expect

    That digital copies of the letters will be sent to the families as mentioned in the article.

  6. JeffyPoooh

    "Hey Mail-Snoopers!! Y'all Got A Warrant?"

    Sorry. I'm just hearing that in my head, as some sort of weird echo from the Internet.

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Remember that 85 lives were lost

    Not a jolly wartime jaunt.

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