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Newsmap. Monday, December 20, 1943 : week of December 9 to December 16, 223rd week of the war, 105th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Southwest Pacific, Central Pacific, China, USSR, Italy, Air offensive, Submarines. Inset maps: Southeast Europe, Central China battle area. Photographs: U.S. Army engineers replace a bridge in Italy, Antiaircraft fire from a U.S. carrier, Brazilian ground and air troops, Turkish officials, "Rome or Death." Back: Text and photographs illustrate the battle for the Gilbert Islands.
Date: December 20, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, January 25, 1943 : week of January 15 to January 22

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Tripoli, Western Europe, Guadalcanal, New Guinea, Pacific and Far East, Russia, Chile, Iraq. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps: Tunisia/Libya ; Russian Front. Photographs: North Africa; Forward positions: Guadalcanal; Not in "Mein Kampf" [retreating German panzers struggling through mud]; Jap ships feel U.S. air blows. Back: Poster illustrating Italian Navy uniforms and insignia. Includes Italian pronunciation chart.
Date: January 25, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, October 25, 1943 : week of October 14 to October 21, 215th week of the war, 97th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Italy, Schweinfurt, Southwest Pacific, Burma, North Pacific, U.S. subs. Inset maps: Bridgeheads across the Dnepr River, [Pacific Ocean off coast of New Guinea], [Areas in Southern Europe providing targets for bomber forces], Operations begin in Burma. Photographs: Nazis use Soviet equipment and men in battle for Italy, Soviet soldier and RAF officer, Lieut. Col. Chesley G. Peterson, Salt Lake City, Fuel pipe lines, Fifth Army engineers, In the Naga Hills of northern Burma. Back: Photographic view of the world with the center at Berlin, Germany. Includes instructions for using a detachable scale that, when centered on Berlin, measures distances along any line running through Berlin.
Date: October 25, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, September 6, 1943 : week of August 26 to September 2, 208th week of the war, 90th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Germany, Russia, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, New Georgia, New Guinea, Marcus Island. Maps show air offensive in western Europe, New Georgia Is., Russian front. Includes photographs: Army Air Forces report on Warnemunde; Tough customer [Gourmiers, Berber fighting men]; The first wave [Yanks at Rendova I.]. Back: Typical German infantry division. Illustration of a division with descriptive text keyed to the illustration. Regiments described including size, officers and enlisted men, types and numbers of weapons.
Date: September 6, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, September 13, 1943 : week of September 2 to September 9, 209th week of the war, 91st week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Yugoslavia, Air offensive, Southwest Pacific, Russia. Maps show military activities in Eurasia and New Guinea near Salamaua with boxed text highlighting action. Photograph: A story of blood [American soldier receives a transfusion while lying on the street in Santa Agata, Sicily while townspeople look on]. Back: Something money can't buy - United States Army tradition! Illustration shows service ribbons of service medals. Text describes the purpose and conditions of award of service medals.
Date: September 13, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, September 20, 1943 : week of September 9 to September 16, 210th week of the war, 92nd week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Italian fleet, Mussolini, Russia, Rhodes, New Guinea, Paramushiro. Inset maps of Eastern Europe from France to Turkey and of Papua, Northeast New Guinea and New Britain. Includes photographs and captions "released by the Nazis and received in the United States through neutral Portugal and Sweden." Back: Battleground in Italy. Map of Italy with inset map of the countries surrounding Italy.
Date: September 20, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, September 27, 1943 : week of September 16 to September 23, 211th week of the war, 93rd week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Sardinia and Corsica, Russia, Southwest pacific, Dodecanese Is., Gilbert Is., Yugoslavia. Maps show Russian front; European fronts; Jap-controlled territory in Southwest Pacific. Inset map shows battle line of Russian front on July 5th. Includes 7 photographs of war action. Back: Progress of the War : Report from the Chief of Staff to the Secretary of War : 1 July 1941 to 30 June 1943. Extensive text with 2 maps: Deployment of American troops; Time and space chart: air and water logistics.
Date: September 27, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, July 26, 1943 : week of July 15 to July 22, 202nd week of the war, 84th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Sicily, Rome, Russia, New Guinea, Solomons, Paramushiru. Maps: Rome, Sicily, North Pacific Ocean. Inset maps: Italy and surrounding islands, Paramushiru. Photographs: Central railroad station and San Lorenzo yards in Rome; Escort Carrier B; Depth bomb bounces off side of submarine as another bomb drops into the water; Submarine sinks within 28 minutes; Junkers-52 Transport is reused as an office for an advanced U.S. Army Air Force Base. Back: map of the Pacific and Far East.
Date: July 26, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, June 14, 1943 : week of June 3 to June 10, 196th week of the war, 78th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Plans, Russia, Italy, Far East, Southwest Pacific, Argentina. Maps: The Eastern Front; large world map shows United Nations, Axis and Axis occupied areas, countries with Axis relations broken, and neutral countries. Photographs: Gangway, I'm a choo choo train [Army jeep pulls a freight car] -- Member of Chinese Expeditionary Force trains at a U.S. Army base in India -- Soldiers move material into place to build a bridge -- Chinese soldier simultaneously receives immunization shots in both arms. Back: The Making of a U.S. Bluejacket. Text and 25 photographs illustrate the training of the Naval personnel.
Date: June 14, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, June 28, 1943 : week of June 17 to June 24, 198th week of the war, 80th week of U.S. participation.

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western Europe, Italy, Russia, Solomons, New Guinea, Gilbert Islands. Maps: Sicily, Solomon Islands, [Western Europe]. Photographs: The ships are getting over; Going ashore "down under"; [The "before and after" of a raid at Leghorn, Italy.] Back: Text and photographs highlight the uses of gliders in wartime.
Date: June 28, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, July 19, 1943 : week of July 8 to July 15, 201st week of the war, 83rd week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Sicily, Air offensive, Russia, New Georgia, New Guinea, Aleutians, Submarines. Includes list of senior commanders in the Invasion of Italy. Maps: New Georgia Islands; American 7th army positions in Licata and Vittoria Italy. Inset map: Italy and surrounding islands. Illustration: Landing on the underside [Allied air attack on ships unloading military cargo on the beaches of Southern Sicily]. Back: Text and color illustrations include various methods of enemy gas applications.
Date: July 19, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

Description: 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.
Date: February 7, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, February 14, 1944 : week of February 3 to February 10, 231st week of the war, 113th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: USSR, Italy, Marshall Is., Southwest Pacific, Paramushiru, Air offensive. Inset maps: [South Pacific], [Kwajalein], [Soviet border from Sept. 1, 1939 to Nov. 5, 1943]. Includes photographs: Captured Japanese light tank, Mt. Trocchio, Nettuno beachhead, British anti-tank gun. Back: Central Italy. Map with inset of oblique view showing difficult terrain.
Date: February 14, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, February 21, 1944 : week of February 10 to February 17 : 232nd week of the war, 114th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, USSR, Western Europe, Southwest Pacific, Central Pacific, Submarines. Maps show the Gulf of Finland, Russia; Italy. Inset map shows Cassino area, Italy. Includes 11 photographs. Back: Landing Craft. Illustrations and photographs of various landing craft with descriptive text.
Date: February 21, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, January 3, 1944 : week of December 22 to December 29, 1943, 225th week of the war, 107th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: New Britain, Air offensive, USSR, Italy, Scharnhorst, Command. Maps: Central Italy showing rivers and roads, Distance from London to the coast of France near Boulogne, Coastline of northern Scandinavia. Photographs: American 155mm gun fires on German positions at Mignano; American soldiers temporarily reside in holes on Venafro Ridge; Equipment retreating Germans used to tear up railroad tracks; Allied troops clear the torn up tracks to use the road bed as a highway; An LST lands at Mono Island. Back: Color map of northeast New Guinea/New Britain.
Date: January 3, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, January 10, 1944 : week of December 29, 1943 to January 5, 1944, 226th week of the war, 108th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S.S.R., Southwest Pacific, Italy, Air offensive Maps: Central Italy, Rumania/Poland, New Britain Island./ Inset maps: Cassino region; Chieti region. Photographs: Delivering supplies to troops in Central Italy, Gen. Eisenhower with Sir Charles Poetal and Sir Arthur Tedder after the Tehran conference, Gen. Sir Bernard L. Montgomery, and Gen. Sir Alan Brooke inspect Nazi prisoners on the Italian front in New Zealand; Germans prepare to evacuate the Crimea, Landing craft are protected by B-25 medium bombers at Arawe. Back: Illustration and photographs show the many ways Army nurses serve.
Date: January 10, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 233rd week of the war, 115th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Central Pacific, Southwest Pacific, Air war, Burma, USSR. Maps show air attacks from London to various sites in Germany; New Ireland; south Pacific; Truk Is. Includes photographs: "Island forts", Marine corps set up radio telephone sets at Roi Island, Leathernecks set up machine guns immediately upon landing, All-Negro Ninety-Ninth Fighter Squadron at Anzio, German prisoners disembark from an LST to a prison camp, wounded female Jugoslav guerillas arrive in Malta, General Sir Harold Alexander chats with Yank rangers near Cisterno. Back: Text states "In Mein Kampf, Hitler stated that his plan was to destroy France first, then England, after which he would have the United States cornered without a fight!."
Date: February 28, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 234th week of the war, 116th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western Europe, USSR, Finland, Italy, Southwest Pacific, Central Pacific, Burma. Maps show Current battle lines along Russian border and Rumania, Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Finland ; Central Italy. Includes photographs: Dauga Airfield after 5th Air Force B-25 medium bombers leave Japanese planes destroyed. Japanese captured by U.S. Coast Guardsmen off Kwajalein. Lt. Eugune R. Hanks of Gibbs, Idaho in his Grumman Hellcat fighter. U.S. tank officer explains the target to Gen. Eishenhower while Air Marshall Tedder watches. Gliders built in England for the Allied Forces. U.S. combat cars await dispatch on a field in the English countryside. Field Marshall Rommel inspects Nazi fortifications. British soldiers near the Garigliano River. Three "Yanks" at the Anzio beachhead. Mortar crew of the 36th division below Cassino. American paratroopers capture Nazi snipers. Pvt. Robert Steinmetz of Pittsburgh with a mule he rescued from an Italian farm. Composite aerial view of Italian coast including Anzio and Nettuno. Back: Luftwaffe (German Air Force) uniforms. Text and illustrations of Flying Suits, Miscellaneous Uniforms, Parachutist Uniforms, Continental Uniforms.
Date: March 6, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 235th week of the war, 117th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western Europe; Southwest Pacific; Burma; Eastern front; Italy; U-boats. Maps: Burma: Burma map showing where Chinese and American troops are fighting; Burma map showing where Indian and British troops engage the Japs; Bismarck Sea; Insets: Manus. Includes 10 photographs. Back: Old sea dog learns new tricks; Anzio Harbor. Includes 12 photographs.
Date: March 13, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 236th week of the war, 118th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: USSR, Italy, Western Europe, Central Pacific, Bougainville, New Britain, Admiralty Is., New Guinea, Southeast Asia. Map: U.S.S.R. Southern Front Includes 10 photographs. Back: Europe. Map.
Date: March 20, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 237th week of the war, 119th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Southeast Asia, Italy, USSR, Southwest Pacific, Central Pacific, Kuriles. Maps: Central Pacific; Cassino area; Burma. Insets: Cassino. Includes 6 photographs. Back: USS Ranger. 10 photographs and text illustrate recent operations.
Date: March 27, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, April 12, 1943 : week of April 2 to April 9, 187th week of the war, 69th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Solomons, New Guinea, Aleutians, Bolivia, Tunisia, Air offensive. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Sicily and Tunis. Includes photographs: Malaria control, Super block-buster [8,000 lb. aerial bomb], Change of ownership [captured Mercedes Benz troop-carrier], Bren-gun carriers support British Grenadiers in Kasserine Pass, Italian troops in the African war zone. Back: The Marine Corps. A unified fighting force. Graphic image shows helmeted Marine soldiers with rifles attacking a tropical island with ships and transport boats in background, as well as various photos of parachutes, bombardments, etc.
Date: April 12, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, April 19, 1943 : week of April 9 to April 16, 188th week of the war, 70th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Tunisia -- Southwest Pacific -- Russia -- Mediterranean. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Allied drive in Tunisia -- Japanese controlled areas throughout the Southwest Pacific. Includes photographs: Helping Rommel's run [puppy stationed atop a Vickers machine gun] -- So he can fight (Staff Sergt. Hollers clerks at the San Angelo AAF Bombardier School in Texas) -- Blimp training. Back: Tunisia, map with inset showing location of Tunisia in the Mediterranean area.
Date: April 19, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, April 26, 1943 : week of April 16 to April 23 : 189th week of the war, 71st week of U.S. participation

Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: Tunisia, Raid on Japan, Southwest Pacific, Italy, Air offensive, Russia, Aleutians. Large world map is keyed to text. Shows United Nations countries, Axis and Axis occupied areas, countries with Axis relations broken, and neutral countries. Inset maps show Italy, Sardinia, and northern Tunisia; Axis held areas in Tunisia; Nazi held areas around the Sea of Azov. Back: Fox Holes: Dig!..Or Die! Photographs and illustrations describing proper fox hole preparation and use.
Date: April 26, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department