Newsmap. Monday, October 19, 1942 : week of October 9 to October 16

One of 214 posters in the series: Newsmap available on this site.

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Front: Text describes action on various fronts: Solomons, New Hebrides, New Guinea, Aleutians, Far Eastern waters, Russia, Mediterranean, Western Europe. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Guadalcanal Island, Tulagi; Russian front. Includes photographs: Alaska road in use by December (construction of the Alaska Defense Highway); Zero fighter; in the Solomons; German mobile gun; Insect protection. Back: Airborne Command. 12 photographs with descriptive text and explanation of the role of airborne troops.

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3 maps on 1 sheet : some col. ; sheet 90 x 120 cm. ; scales vary ; Means modified Van der Grinten projection

Creation Information

[United States.] Army Orientation Course. October 19, 1942.

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  • Main Title: Newsmap. Monday, October 19, 1942 : week of October 9 to October 16
  • Added Title: Newsmap ; v. 1, no. 26
  • Series Title: Newsmap
  • Added Title: Airborne Command

Description

Front:
Text describes action on various fronts: Solomons, New Hebrides, New Guinea, Aleutians, Far Eastern waters, Russia, Mediterranean, Western Europe.

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

Inset maps show Guadalcanal Island, Tulagi; Russian front.

Includes photographs: Alaska road in use by December (construction of the Alaska Defense Highway); Zero fighter; in the Solomons; German mobile gun; Insect protection.

Back:
Airborne Command. 12 photographs with descriptive text and explanation of the role of airborne troops.

Physical Description

3 maps on 1 sheet : some col. ; sheet 90 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. 26."
"Prepared from public sources of information."
"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1942 - 469049"
Listed in 1942 Monthly Catalog, p. 1360.

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  • Publication Title: Newsmap
  • Volume: 1
  • Issue: 26

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World War Two Collection

These materials focus on World War II and the immediate postwar period of the late 1940s. In addition to materials created during the time period, materials 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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  • October 19, 1942

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  • Oct. 19, 2006, 3:02 p.m.

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  • April 15, 2019, 4:03 p.m.

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[United States.] Army Orientation Course. Newsmap. Monday, October 19, 1942 : week of October 9 to October 16, poster, October 19, 1942; [Washington, D.C.]. (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1006/: accessed August 8, 2022), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.

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