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Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 268th week of the war, 150th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Philippine action, Chinese offensive, Western front drives, Soviet victory guns, Italian progress. Maps: Manila (Philippines); Pacific area; Philippine Islands; European front; Netherlands. Back: Your submarine, versatile warship. Cutaway cross section shows key features of a submarine. 3 photographs illustrate life aboard a submarine. Includes text from an Official Report of Admiral Ernest J. King, USN, Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet, and chief of Naval Operations, to the Secretary of the Navy. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc900/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 269th week of the war, 151st week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. Naval Victory, Pearl Harbor Battleships, Allied Drives, Northern Action Maps: Central Europe, the Philippines, includes inset map. Back: Text and illustration describe how a vicious rumor is deadly and advises people to spike all rumors and never repeat them. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc899/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 270th week of the war, 152nd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Drive to Free Port, Russian Soil Cleared, B-29s Bomb Singapore, Leyte Action, Eleventh Army Group, Maps: [Eastern Europe], Road to Cologne [Germany], Philippines (Northern Half), Netherlands Battle Front. Back: Post-war plans: a series of four cartoons emphasize the importance of a soldier using money wisely if he wants to achieve post-war goals. Options listed are soldiers' deposits, personal transfer account, class E allotments of pay, war bonds, and national service life insurance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc897/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 271st week of the war, 153rd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Open Metz drive, Strong barriers ahead, Pressure on Budapest, Tirpitz goes down, Japs stiffen resistance, B-29s over targets, Evacuate U.S. air base. Maps: Western front, Budapest to Miskolc front, Third Army offensive, Leyte, Allied troops strike south in Burma. Back: Text highlights amphibian armies' combat strategies and victories. Includes 3 photographs plus images of the Ampib's shoulder patch and pocket patch. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc896/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 272nd week of the war, 154th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Open general offensive, Armies in action, Italian fighting bitter, Budapest under siege, U.S. planes hit Manila, Japs increase pressure, Ledo-Burma Road. Maps: Leyte progress, Italian front, Allied offensive, Budapest to Miskolc. Back: Text and 12 photographs highlight the "Mulberry" secret floating harbor used with the European invasion. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc895/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 273rd week of the war, 155th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Saipan to Tokyo -- Hit Jap shipping -- General Allied push -- Liberate Estonia -- Alexander takes over -- Action in Burma -- Japs drive on Kweiyang. Maps: Action in the west -- Japan -- North Burma. Inset maps: Tokyo -- [distance from Tokyo to Saipan]. Back: Text and 8 photographs highlight the activities and achievements of the Army Medical Department. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc894/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 274th week of the war, 156th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allied pressure increases, Cologne approaches attacked, Saar Valley threatened; Red Army strikes; Ravenna falls; Pacific Theatre active; Kweiyang evacuated; Japs retreat in Burma. Maps: Soviet drive; Cologne Plain; Winter offensive; Japanese threat; Leyte. Inset map: Philippines. Back: Photographs and llustrations highlight various infantry weapons: guns, rifles, pistols, machine guns, mortars and other weapons. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc893/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 275th week of the war, 157th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western front battle, Pressure on Budapest, German attack in Italy, Ormoc Falls: B-20s active, Far Eastern front. Maps: European front, The Saar, Hungarian front, Pacific action, Leyte area. Back: Text highlights "Preventive Maintenance" and describes the need to take care of ordnance equipment and "keep 'em rolling." Illustrations of 18 types of mobile ordnance are labeled. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc892/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 276th week of the war, 158th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: 600-mile water jump, Pacific war in the air, Nazis stage offensive, Budapest Under Siege, Eighth Takes Strongpoint. Maps: Mindoro -- Pacific war in the air -- Red Army -- Western action. Inset maps: Philippine Islands -- Budapest. Back: Map of South Burma and Thailand digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc891/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 277th week of the war, 159th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: German offensive gains momentum, "Greatest Japanese Defeat," Soviet forces in action, Fighting bitter on Italian front. Maps: [German offensive] -- Mindoro -- Philippine Islands -- Leyte, Samar battle area -- Czechoslovakia, Hungary border -- Northern Italy near Bologna. Back: 1945 calendar with advice: "Every day be careful what you say or write!" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 278th week of the war, 160th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Jap-Held Island Hammered from Air, Philippines take Allied Aerial Blows, Allies Blunt German Western Front Drive, Battle Rages Inside Budapest. Maps: Burma, India, China -- Iwo-Jima -- Distance from Japan to Saipan -- Philippine targets -- Belgium region -- Central Europe -- Eastern front. Back: Map of Germany and its approaches. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc889/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 279th week of the war, 161st week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies score multiple gains in Burma; Luzon hammered from air-superforts active; German bulge compressed; new Philippine landings. Maps: Pacific action; [Burma]; steps to Luzon; Luzon invasion; Counter-offensives. Back: Two black and white aerial photographs of Duren, Germany: before and after. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc888/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 280th week of the war, 162nd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. aircrafts invade enemy waters, American troops penetrate Luzon, Allies Strike German Perimeter, Red Army on the Move. Maps: U.S. aircrafts invade enemy waters -- Western front salient -- Burma -- American troops penetrate Luzon -- Road to Manila -- Soviet offensive. Back: Color map of Sumatra and Malay states digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc886/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 281st week of the war, 163rd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: German Salient Compressed, Red Army in Full Scale Offensive, Tarlac Falls - Pacific Air Action Continues. Maps: European fronts -- South from Lingayen -- Formosa -- South China Sea. Back: Color poster highlights the importance of saving. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc885/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 282nd week of the war, 164th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans drive toward Manila; Allied aircraft active in Pacific; Red Army on road to Berlin; Allies erase German bulge. Maps: Objective Manila; Pacific action; West to Berlin; East to Berlin. Inset map of Berlin. Back: Text and 6 photographs highlight the activities of the Army Postal Service that delivers an average of 40 million piece of mail a week. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc884/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 283rd week of the war, 165th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies close on Reich from two sides, Aircraft strike over wide Pacific area, Manila liberation frees prisoners. Maps: [Germany]; [Pacific area]; Manila liberated. Insets: Manila Back: Text and 17 photographs show Japan in 1939. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc883/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 284th week of the war, 166th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies press western front Offensive; Manila battle continues - B-29's active; Soviets make new crossings Maps: Western Front, Soviet Salient, U.S. troops continue to clear Manila. Back: Text and illustration and photographs highlight the role of Military Police. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc882/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 285th week of the war, 167th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies Widen Kleve-Goch Salient, Red Army Drives on Danzig, Americans Land on Iwo and Corregidor - Tokyo Hammered Maps: European war [Berlin including surrounding area and 2 insets] -- Pacific war [South Pacific and insets of Tokyo and Iwo]. Back: Text, photograph, and map highlight the big three Crimea conference. "President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Marshal Stalin meeting on the shores of the Black Sea, fully agreed on plans and policies that are designed to bring a secure peace to the World." Highlights are: the defeat of Germany; liberation; peace security and freedom for all; remove the causes of war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc881/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 286th week of the war, 168th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. Troops Cross Roer in New Drives; Tokyo Smashed Again - Manila Falls. Maps: Drives into Germany -- Volcano Islands -- Iwo. Back: Text highlights what the Army is doing to help the folks back home and suggests ways service people and families can work with the Office of Dependency Benefits to ensure prompt payments. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc880/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 287th week of the war, 169th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Iwo Battle Bitter; Americans Take Cologne - Soviets Reach Baltic. Maps: Pacific spearheads; The Rhine. Back: Text and photographs highlight the bitter battle on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc879/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 288th week of the war, 170th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans Cross Rhine; New Philippine Landings; Allies in Mandalay. Maps: Red Army menaces Oder line, Road to Mandalay, Mindanao P.I. Includes distance scale from Linz east to Berlin and from Zehden west to Berlin. Back: Map of the Pacific and the Far East. Inset maps: Ryukyu Retto, Okinawa, Saipan, Iwo-Jima, Paramushiru, Chisima Retto (Kurile Is.). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc878/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 289th week of the war, 171st week of U.S. participation
Front: Text: Rhine bridgehead, Saar breakthrough, Berlin threat, Slow squeeze, Rich target, Principal port, "Jap Pittsburgh," Empire's heart. Maps: Bonn-Koblenz; Saarbrucken-Frankfurt; Stettin-Berlin; Danzig-Konigsberg; Kyushu; Kobe-Osaka; Nagoya; Tokyo. Back: Text, photographs, and illustrations highlight some facts about the U.S.S.R. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc877/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 290th week of the war, 172nd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. Fleet Active; Alies Race Through Reich - Soviets Strike Toward Austria Maps: Allies race through Reich--Soviets strike toward Austria [Germany], Pacific fleet action, Budapest to Vienna. Inset map: The Ruhr. Back: Color photograph of a flame-throwing tank is accompanied by text highlighting research and development to produce new weapons. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc875/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 291st week of the war, 173rd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans Isolate Ruhr; Vienna Threatened; Ryukyus Invaded. Maps: Eastern Europe, South Pacific, Okinawa. Back: Map of China's southeast coast. Includes inset maps: Shanghai, Wenchow, Foochow, Swatow, Canton, Hong Kong. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 292nd week of the war, 174th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies squeeze Reich; Okinawa resistance stiffens. Maps: [Western Europe]; Allies squeeze Reich, U.S. forces make new landings on Tawitawi and Masbate - Japanese battleship sunk, Okinawa resistance stiffens. Back: Illustration of a young woman looking at a 10 dollar war savings bond. Caption: "It will look even bigger-- after the war!" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc873/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 293rd week of the war, 175th week of U.S. participation
Front: Maps: Okinawa Battle rages; Vienna taken; Europe; Germany; Italian offensive; Insets: Okinawa. Back: WAC: 3rd anniversary. Includes 8 photographs along with text descriptions and one cartoon by Sgt. Herblock. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc868/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 294th week of the war, 176th week of U.S. participation
Front: Maps: Soviets Enter Berlin ; Pacific Allies Gain. Inset map: Berlin. Back: [text and ill.]: San Francisco Conference -- Geared to peace and progress -- International organization proposed at Dumbarton Oaks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc857/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 295th week of the war, 177th week of U.S. participation
Front: Maps show military activities throughout Europe, China, and the Philippines during the week. Inset map: Pacific action Photograph: U.S. Sixty-Ninth Division Infantrymen greet Red Army soldiers on the Elbe River bridge at Torgau. Accompanied by timeline showing dates, key cities, and mileage for both armies to meet. Back: [oblique col. map]: Japan from Siberia. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc846/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 296th week of the war, 178th week of U.S. participation
Front: Victory in Europe--map overlays photograph of military prisoners ; map of Japan and Japanese-held areas includes text pointer giving current and projected troop strength of Japanese military forces. Back: [text and ill.]: This is why we fight-- [Concentration camp victims]./ Photo on back: Pfc. James L. Watkins, Oakland, Cal., 106th Inf. Div is examined by Army personnel after rescue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc835/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 297th week of the war, 179th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text keyed to map of Asia describes military action in Japan, Okinawa, China, The Philippines, and Borneo. Inset: View of the world from the north pole. Back: Two Down . . . One to go! Illustration of two soldiers in hand-to-hand combat is accompanied by text regarding the war with Japan. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Air Transport Command
Front: Map with text shows routes of the Army's Air Transport Command as of 1 September 1945. Back: The text and maps highlight the Naval Air Transport Service (Atlantic and Pacific wings). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc847/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Army Plan for Unifying Armed Forces
Front: Text and chart show chain of command and organizational structure in the proposed unified armed forces. The plan was presented to the Senate Military Affairs Committee on 30 October 1945. Back: Illustration of a young woman with crossed fingers has caption emphasizing the need to save some of that hard-earned money. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc845/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Changes in Army and Navy commands
Front: Text describes Generals Marshall, Eisenhower, and McNarney, as well as Admirals King, Nimitz, and Spruance. Includes 6 photographs. Back: Where will the best jobs be? Illustration and text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc842/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Code for the Conquered
Front: Text describes principal points which disestablish the Reich and eliminate its war-making powers Photograph: A group of men in uniform and in street dress stand in the foreground appearing to read the code for the conquered. Back: Illustration of a serviceman in a hand-held test tube is accompanied by text giving points about identifying and preparing to pick a civilian job after discharge from the service. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc851/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Demobilization
Front: Text and illustrations highlight the three phases of the demobilization plan. Back: A message from General Eisenhower (from an address delivered at Ottawa, 10 January 1946). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc833/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Demobilization Program.
Front: Maps: Silhouette maps of Japan and Korea, U.S., and Germany and Austria help illustrate the distribution of men in the Army as of 1 July 1946. Back: Text and color illustrations show various shoulder insignia of United States Army combat divisions with a partial list of their combat locations (World War II). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc853/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : End of a myth
Front: The text highlights the methods by which Japan adopted democractic principals after the war ended. Map: a typical Japanese village on Echigo Plain. Photographs: Images of Hirohito dressed in royal robes and Western style clothing Back: The 1946 calendar. Phrase: Soldiers' deposits pay 4% interest : see your personnel officer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc836/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : going to school under the amended GI Bill of Rights
Front: Text describes: Education and job training for you -- Who is eligible? -- What kind of training can you get? -- How much training can you get? -- Who pays for your education? -- How do you apply for these benefits? Includes 3 photographs. Back: Memorandum to all officers and EM from Harry Truman, The White House, Washington, August 20, 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc826/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Iran, rich land poor land
Front: Text and illustrations highlight one of the kingdom of Iran and its vast, untapped oil reserves. Map: Iran. Photographs: The Shah of Iran, Mohamed Reza Pahlevi; British troops guard an oil refinery at Aradian; Mosque of Suz. Back: Text offers suggestions for making the most of post-war vocational and educational opportunities. Includes 7 photographs. Chart, Postwar Plans of Soldiers, is based on a survey conducted by the Research Branch of the Information-Education Division. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc830/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Japan's empire, its advance and retreat
Front: Text chart of the history of Japan's empire from 1895 to 19 August, 1945. 4 maps: Japanese empire, 1931; Japanese empire, Dec. 1941; Japanese empire, Aug. 1942 ; Japanese holdings as war ended. Back: "Please...get there and back!": contains photographs and text about the Army Transportation Corps. Includes picture of a woman's face. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc858/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Moscow conference decisions
Front: Text describes 5 Moscow conference decisions. Maps: Moscow conference decisions as reflected on the global map. Includes photograph of Ernest Bevin (Britain), V. M. Molotov (Russia) and James F. Byrnes (U.S.) Back: Reenlistment. List of reasons to reenlist. Charts of income and retirement income for enlisted classes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc837/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : New Discharge Scores
Front: New discharge scores are given for enlisted men, WACS, and officers. Also includes excerpts from a transcript of General Marshall's extemporaneous remarks on demobilization during an appearance before Members of Congress on 20 September [1945]. Photographs: General of the Army Marshall and General Handy confer at their recent meeting with Senate and House members, [soldiers and civilians]. Back: The text gives important facts about service life insurance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc852/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Occupation Begins
Front: Text describes American advancement and control of Korean and Japanese cities after Japan's formal surrender on 1 Sept., United States time Map shows Japan and Korea. Photographs: Gen. MacArthur signs Japanese surrender terms on Battleship Missouri; Japanese foreign minister Shigemitsu signs at Tokyo Bay ceremony; Allied prisoners of war at Omori, Japan, hail their liberators. Back: Text and color illustrations show United States Marines' activities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc855/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Operation Crossroads
Front: The text and illustrations highlight the issues in the atomic age, that humanity was perhaps at its most fateful crossroads. Photographs: Labor, industry sign wage agreements -- Radar reaches the Moon -- Pacific rendezvous -- Felix Gouin leads France -- Hans goes to the polls. Back: Highlights of 45 years (1901 - 1945) service of the Army Nurse Corps. Includes three photographs: U.S. nurses in Britain in 1918 -- Nurses in evacuation hospital, Sicily, 1943 -- Anzio : first nurses to receive Silver Star. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc832/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Strategic Concept
Front: Text highlights the strategic concept that guided the Western Allies to victory in Europe. Map shows German occupied territory as of 7 Dec 1941 in western Europe and North Africa. Back: Text and illustration highlight the postwar job as a threefold task: Speedily demobilize those in uniform who want to return to civilian life, maintain and supply occupation forces, and provide for peacetime military strength to help ensure world security. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc844/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : The atomic question
Front: Text highlights some of the issues of using atomic energy and weapons. Includes information on the three-nation [U.S., Great Britain, Canada] declaration on atomic energy. Photographs: Smoke from an atomic bomb blast towers miles above Nagasaki; All but the base of a steel tower holding an atomic bomb was vaporized during test explosion in New Mexico; Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer; These men took part in the atomic bomb conferences at the White House : Prime Minister Attlee; President Truman; Prime Minister Mackenzie King; T. L. Rowan, Attlee's secretary; Dr. Vannevar Bush, U. S. expert; Maj. Gen. E. I. C. Jacob, British expert; Representative Charles A. Eaton of New Jersey; Senator Brian McMahon of Connecticut; Canadian Ambassador Lester B. Pearson; Secretary of State James F. Byrnes; Representative Sol Bloom of New York; Admiral William D. Leahy; the Japanese city of Hiroshima after it had been leveled by an atomic bomb. Back: Text and illustration give a progress report on demobilization of Army, Marines, and Navy as of 1 November 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc843/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the Berlin indictment
Front: Photographs of 24 German leaders set into the shape of a swastika include names, titles, and crimes they are accused of committing. Back: "The world we'll live in" -- illustration of a group of men inside a globe is accompanied by text highlighting the need for nations to work together for a better world ahead. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc848/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the planned assault on Japan
Front: Text is an excerpt from the Biennial Report of The Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1 July 1943 to 30 June 1945, to the secretary of war showing plans for the invasion of Japan. Map: Japan. Back: Map and figures show the world population in 1940 and projected to 1970. Also gives population and projections for selected areas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc850/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the sea-air navy : 319 warships set for Atlantic and Pacific fleets
Front: Text describes proposed post-war Atlantic and Pacific U.S. fleets. Shows graphic silhouettes of the different types of ships. Includes chart of proposed Navy personnel. Back: Let's not be fooled again... Text includes: Pro-German attitude grows as U.S. troops fraternize -- We talk tough, but we act soft -- Soldier's opinions of Germans rising. Reasons given for post-war occupation of Germany. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc829/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the Sun is down
Front: The text highlights what happened in the first weeks of the occupation of Japan. Photographs: General MacArthur receives Emperor Hirohito at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo -- Japanese officer reads demobilization order to Japanese troops in Tokyo -- Shinto priests -- Gen. Yamashita, on war-criminal list, has been arraigned in Manila -- American officers inspect records of the Bank of Japan in Tokyo. Back: Illustration of material goods arrayed on the outline of the United States is accompanied by text showing the good things of American life. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc849/