Newsmap. Monday, February 7, 1944 : week of January 27 to February 3, 230th week of the war, 112th week of U.S. participation

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Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Central Pacific, Italy, USSR, Air war, Burma. Maps show Marshall Islands; Allied advances during the week. Photographs: Artillery technique in Italy; American helmets of the 25th Division and hats of a New Zealand brigade mingle at Vella Lavella; Navy mobile photographic laboratory comes ashore in the Solomons; African Goummiers of the Fifth Army don traditional gowns over American uniforms; Pilots of the 99th Fighter Squadron talk tactics; German transport vehicles retreat from the Soviet front; Photographer positioned where a .50 caliber gun would be mounted in a Navy reconnaissance Liberator; Soldiers stuff ... continued below

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2 maps on 1 sheet : b&w and green ; sheet, 90 x 120 cm. ; scales vary.

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[United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch February 7, 1944.

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  • Main Title: Newsmap. Monday, February 7, 1944 : week of January 27 to February 3, 230th week of the war, 112th week of U.S. participation
  • Series Title: Newsmap ; v. 2, no. 42
  • Added Title: Jap Army Uniforms

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Front:
Text describes action on various war fronts: Central Pacific, Italy, USSR, Air war, Burma.

Maps show Marshall Islands; Allied advances during the week.

Photographs: Artillery technique in Italy; American helmets of the 25th Division and hats of a New Zealand brigade mingle at Vella Lavella; Navy mobile photographic laboratory comes ashore in the Solomons; African Goummiers of the Fifth Army don traditional gowns over American uniforms; Pilots of the 99th Fighter Squadron talk tactics; German transport vehicles retreat from the Soviet front; Photographer positioned where a .50 caliber gun would be mounted in a Navy reconnaissance Liberator; Soldiers stuff 250 pamphlets into each 25 pound shell in Italy; Fifth Army infantry battalion's 81 mm. mortars travel by mule in Venafro.

Back:
Jap army uniforms. Color illustrations of seasonal and miscellaneous uniforms of officers and men.

Physical Description

2 maps on 1 sheet : b&w and green ; sheet, 90 x 120 cm. ; scales vary.

Notes

Front: "Volume II No. 42F"
Back: "Volume II No. 42B"
"Prepared for Army Orientation Course, M.S.D."
"Prepared from public sources of information."
"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1944 - 538110"
Listed in 1944 Monthly Catalog, p. 463

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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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  • February 7, 1944

Start & End Dates

  • January 27, 1944 - February 3, 1944

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Oct. 19, 2006, 6:20 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • March 20, 2017, 2:27 p.m.

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[United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch. Newsmap. Monday, February 7, 1944 : week of January 27 to February 3, 230th week of the war, 112th week of U.S. participation, poster, February 7, 1944; [Washington, D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc936/: accessed December 13, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.