Newsmap. Monday, May 25, 1942 : week of May 15 to May 22

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

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Front : Text describes action on various war fronts: Axis hunts Shangri La -- Shadow on Australia -- New threat to China -- Gandhi still passive -- More Yanks in Ireland -- U.S. gets Panama bases -- Spain would trade -- Island volcano erupts -- Axis people grumble -- Axis battles Chetniks -- Air travel curtailed -- Prinz Eugen torpedoes -- Attack on Kharkov -- Vichy downs RAF planes -- Africa drive hinted -- Malta counts bombings. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show the Burma Road and a map ... continued below

Physical Description

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

Creation Information

[United States]. Army Orientation Course May 25, 1942.

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  • Main Title: Newsmap. Monday, May 25, 1942 : week of May 15 to May 22
  • Added Title: Know Your Enemies: the Nazi Army
  • Series Title: Newsmap ; v. 1, no. 5

Description

Front :
Text describes action on various war fronts: Axis hunts Shangri La -- Shadow on Australia -- New threat to China -- Gandhi still passive -- More Yanks in Ireland -- U.S. gets Panama bases -- Spain would trade -- Island volcano erupts -- Axis people grumble -- Axis battles Chetniks -- Air travel curtailed -- Prinz Eugen torpedoes -- Attack on Kharkov -- Vichy downs RAF planes -- Africa drive hinted -- Malta counts bombings.

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

Inset maps show the Burma Road and a map of a portion of Europe overlaying a map of the United States. U.S. cities are shown in italics, European cities in capitals.

Includes photographs: Doolittle did much -- North American B-25 -- Gandhi opposes [scorched earth policy] -- School of 'tin fish' ready for their deadly work -- Shell casings stacked in Moscow factory -- Rommel might move -- Catalinas from America keep an eye on the Mediterranean -- RAF salvages wrecked planes from desert.

Includes 1 cartoon.

Back:
Know Your Enemies: the Nazi Army. Includes photographs: Supporting Fire, Howitzer in Action, Moving Up, Mountain Troops, Tank Destroyer, Anti-Aircraft Alert, No. 2 Man, Quick Crossing, Battle Practice, Flame Thrower, Mopping Up. Inset has text details for each photograph.

Physical Description

3 maps on 1 sheet : 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. 5"
"Prepared from public sources of information."
"U.S. Government Printing Office : 1942 - 451482

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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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Creation Date

  • May 25, 1942

None Date

  • July 20, 2006

Start & End Dates

  • May 15, 1942 - May 22, 1942

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Oct. 19, 2006, 4:11 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • June 25, 2012, 1:01 p.m.

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[United States]. Army Orientation Course. Newsmap. Monday, May 25, 1942 : week of May 15 to May 22, poster, May 25, 1942; [Washington, D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc980/: accessed August 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.