Newsmap. Monday, May 18, 1942 : week of May 8 to May 15

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

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Text describes action on various war fronts: Jap advance lines cut -- U.S. bombers in India -- Jap defeat in China -- Tribute to team work -- Tokyo raid confirmed -- Axis attack forecast -- Subs in St. Lawrence -- Plan relief corps -- WAAC bill passes -- State laws 'brake' war -- Deal at Martinique -- Raid Jap settlements -- Peru's president here -- Freight by plane -- Gas rationing starts -- Indies fliers here -- British announce war casualties -- R.A.F. pushes attacks -- Gort to Malta command -- Mission to Africa -- Spring offensive on -- Norway ... continued below

Physical Description

2 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 18, 1942.

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  • Main Title: Newsmap. Monday, May 18, 1942 : week of May 8 to May 15
  • Series Title: Newsmap ; v. 1, no. 4

Description

Text describes action on various war fronts: Jap advance lines cut -- U.S. bombers in India -- Jap defeat in China -- Tribute to team work -- Tokyo raid confirmed -- Axis attack forecast -- Subs in St. Lawrence -- Plan relief corps -- WAAC bill passes -- State laws 'brake' war -- Deal at Martinique -- Raid Jap settlements -- Peru's president here -- Freight by plane -- Gas rationing starts -- Indies fliers here -- British announce war casualties -- R.A.F. pushes attacks -- Gort to Malta command -- Mission to Africa -- Spring offensive on -- Norway plant wrecked.

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

Inset map shows German and Russian advances near the Black Sea.

Includes photographs: Lt. Gen. Stillwell -- Vice Pres. Wallace -- Lt. Gen. Somervell -- New bombs piled underground awaiting delivery -- Lord Gort -- Russian troop answer the Nazi assault -- British troops practice street fighting tactics.

Includes 1 cartoon.

Physical Description

2 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. 4"
"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 18, 1942

Start & End Dates

  • May 8, 1942 - May 15, 1942

Added to The UNT Digital Library

  • Oct. 19, 2006, 3:44 p.m.

Description Last Updated

  • Jan. 6, 2010, 2:32 p.m.

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[United States]. Army Orientation Course. Newsmap. Monday, May 18, 1942 : week of May 8 to May 15, poster, May 18, 1942; [Washington, D.C.]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc991/: accessed August 20, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.