Newsmap. Monday, October 26, 1942 : week of October 16 to October 23

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Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Solomons -- New Guinea -- Aleutians -- Russia -- Shipping -- Mediterranean -- Yugoslavia -- Western Europe. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Southwest Pacific -- Stalingrad. Includes photographs: Airport on Guadalcanal Island -- Somewhere in India [field artillery pieces and Gen. Stillwell's troops wearing German-type coal scuttle helmet] -- Supplies for Russia [Arctic convoy attacked by enemy torpedo planes and U boats] -- Freight cars with wings. Back: Foxholes are Lifesavers. 9 photographs show details of foxhole construction. Text describes ... continued below

Physical Description

3 maps on 1 sheet : col. ; sheet 89 x 120 cm. ; scales vary ; Means modified Van der Grinten projection.

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[United States.] Army Orientation Course October 26, 1942.

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  • Main Title: Newsmap. Monday, October 26, 1942 : week of October 16 to October 23
  • Series Title: Newsmap ; v. 1, no. 27
  • Added Title: Foxholes Are Life Savers

Description

Front:
Text describes action on various war fronts: Solomons -- New Guinea -- Aleutians -- Russia -- Shipping -- Mediterranean -- Yugoslavia -- Western Europe.

Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world.

Inset maps show Southwest Pacific -- Stalingrad.

Includes photographs: Airport on Guadalcanal Island -- Somewhere in India [field artillery pieces and Gen. Stillwell's troops wearing German-type coal scuttle helmet] -- Supplies for Russia [Arctic convoy attacked by enemy torpedo planes and U boats] -- Freight cars with wings.

Back:
Foxholes are Lifesavers. 9 photographs show details of foxhole construction. Text describes advantages and proper use of foxholes in combat.

Physical Description

3 maps on 1 sheet : col. ; sheet 89 x 120 cm. ; scales vary ; Means modified Van der Grinten projection.

Notes

Southern Methodist University's Central University Libraries graciously loaned their copy of this Newsmap for digital imaging.
"Volume 1, No. 27."
"Prepared from public sources of information."
"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1942 - 469049"
"Drawings by staff artist of YANK. Photos from U.S. Army Signal Corps"
Listed in 1942 Monthly Catalog, p. 1471.

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World War Two Collection

These materials focus on the World War II era from 1939 to 1945, and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

World War Two Newsmaps

The Newsmaps were published by the U.S. War Department during World War II. They usually feature maps displaying the theaters of conflict, and often include narrative descriptions of war-related events. Some feature photographic essays or poster-like designs on themes such as enemy insignias, demobilization, and farm loans.

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Creation Date

  • October 26, 1942

Start & End Dates

  • October 16, 1942 - October 23, 1942

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  • Oct. 19, 2006, 3:03 p.m.

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  • June 25, 2012, 1:02 p.m.

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[United States.] Army Orientation Course. Newsmap. Monday, October 26, 1942 : week of October 16 to October 23, poster, October 26, 1942; [Washington D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1005/: accessed February 19, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.