Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 246th week of the war, 128th week of U.S. participation

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Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Pacific, USSR, China, Southeast Asia, Western Europe. Maps: Central Italy showing current offensive areas and the battle line as of 11 May, 1944; Extent of Allied ground force operations. Includes photographs: 20,000 ft. column of smoke rising from Ploesti, Romania; Supply column heads north through Castelforte, Italy; American soldier walks through piles of rubble in the aftermath of heavy shelling; Amphibious "ducks" outside Anzio, laden with supplies for Fifth Army troops; Tanks emerge from the Assam Hills in northern India; Army nurse Lt. Jane Easton of Atlantic City, NJ and nurse ... continued below

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4 maps on 1 sheet : col. ; sheet 90 x 120 cm. ; scales vary.

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[United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch May 29, 1944.

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  • Main Title: Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 246th week of the war, 128th week of U.S. participation
  • Series Title: Newsmap ; v. 3, no. 6
  • Added Title: Newsmap. Monday, May 29, 1944 : week of May 18 to May 25, 246th week of the war, 128th week of U.S. participation
  • Added Title: New Guinea

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Front:
Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Pacific, USSR, China, Southeast Asia, Western Europe.

Maps: Central Italy showing current offensive areas and the battle line as of 11 May, 1944; Extent of Allied ground force operations.

Includes photographs: 20,000 ft. column of smoke rising from Ploesti, Romania; Supply column heads north through Castelforte, Italy; American soldier walks through piles of rubble in the aftermath of heavy shelling; Amphibious "ducks" outside Anzio, laden with supplies for Fifth Army troops; Tanks emerge from the Assam Hills in northern India; Army nurse Lt. Jane Easton of Atlantic City, NJ and nurse Doru Chu of China tend to Corp. George Sammy of Gary, Ind. in China, Lt. La Retta Matthews of Lakeland, FL and Lt. Carolyn Taylor, Douglaston, L.I., N.Y. converse with a fabric shop owner in a Chinese city.

Back:
New Guinea. Map (continuation of map issued in Newsmap v. 2, no. 37).

Physical Description

4 maps on 1 sheet : col. ; sheet 90 x 120 cm. ; scales vary.

Notes

Front: "Volume III No. 6F"
Back: "Volume III No. 6B"
"Prepared from public sources of information."
"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1944 - 538110"
Listed in 1944 Monthly Catalog, p. 882.

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World War Two Collection

These materials focus on WWII 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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  • May 29, 1944

Start & End Dates

  • May 18, 1944 - May 25, 1944

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Oct. 19, 2006, 9 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • March 20, 2017, 2:17 p.m.

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[United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch. Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 246th week of the war, 128th week of U.S. participation, poster, May 29, 1944; New York, N.Y.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc872/: accessed August 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.