Newsmap. Monday, May 4, 1942 : week of April 24 to May 1

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

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Text describes action on various war fronts: Japs advance to Lashio -- Allies raid Lae -- Japs attack in China -- Malta sends greetings -- Hitler in Detroit from Moscow -- Yanks in New Caledonia -- Gen. George killed -- Fourth registration -- President calls nation to new sacrifice -- Price control fixed -- Rescued crew hits sub -- U.S. movies bootlegged -- Home worries Hitler -- Eastern seaboard put under Army safeguard -- RAF 'second front' opens -- Malta stiffens fight -- Greek guerillas active -- Red commandos strike Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time ... continued below

Physical Description

2 maps on 1 sheet : b&w and col. ; sheet, 90 x 120 cm. ; scales vary ; Means modified Van der Grinten projection.

Creation Information

[United States]. Army Orientation Course May 4, 1942.

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Titles

  • Main Title: Newsmap. Monday, May 4, 1942 : week of April 24 to May 1
  • Series Title: Newsmap ; v. 1, no. 2

Description

Text describes action on various war fronts: Japs advance to Lashio -- Allies raid Lae -- Japs attack in China -- Malta sends greetings -- Hitler in Detroit from Moscow -- Yanks in New Caledonia -- Gen. George killed -- Fourth registration -- President calls nation to new sacrifice -- Price control fixed -- Rescued crew hits sub -- U.S. movies bootlegged -- Home worries Hitler -- Eastern seaboard put under Army safeguard -- RAF 'second front' opens -- Malta stiffens fight -- Greek guerillas active -- Red commandos strike

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

Inset map shows areas of heaviest rainfall around the Bay of Bengal.

Photographs: Fortresses roamed from Australia -- Maj. Gen. Patch Jr. -- Brig. Gen. Harold H. George -- Ways will be found to deliver the planes -- The gun crew got the range -- Lt. Gen. Drum -- Germans reported Red armoured trains -- Training of U.S. Army glider pilots.

Physical Description

2 maps on 1 sheet : b&w and 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. 2."
"Prepared from public sources of information."
"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1942-451482"
Listed in 1942 Monthly Catalog, p. 867

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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

  • May 4, 1942

Start & End Dates

  • April 24, 1942 - May 1, 1942

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Oct. 19, 2006, 2:41 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Jan. 8, 2010, 2:30 p.m.

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[United States]. Army Orientation Course. Newsmap. Monday, May 4, 1942 : week of April 24 to May 1, poster, May 4, 1942; [Washington, D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1013/: accessed May 27, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.