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Newsmap for the Armed Forces : End of a myth

Description: Front: The text highlights the methods by which Japan adopted democractic principals after the war ended. Map: a typical Japanese village on Echigo Plain. Photographs: Images of Hirohito dressed in royal robes and Western style clothing Back: The 1946 calendar. Phrase: Soldiers' deposits pay 4% interest : see your personnel officer.
Date: January 14, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Moscow conference decisions

Description: Front: Text describes 5 Moscow conference decisions. Maps: Moscow conference decisions as reflected on the global map. Includes photograph of Ernest Bevin (Britain), V. M. Molotov (Russia) and James F. Byrnes (U.S.) Back: Reenlistment. List of reasons to reenlist. Charts of income and retirement income for enlisted classes.
Date: January 7, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : 4 years after Pearl Harbor

Description: Front: Text describes photographs: U.S. destroyer Shaw -- Third Fleet Unit -- Nazis march in Vienna -- 35th Infantry Division troops in Polch, Poland -- Joachim von Ribbentrop -- Signatures on the United Nations Security Charter -- Nipponese who helped capture the headquarters of Chinese 29th Army at Tungchow -- Pfc. Cecil Cunningham, of St. Louis, MO in Tokyo -- Navy Secretary Frank Knox draws the second number in the Third Selective Service drawing -- Five Michigan men leave a separation center at Fort Sheridan, Ill. after discharge. Back: Map shows eastern portion of the United States with population statistics by state and per person income payments in 1940 and 1944.
Date: December 10, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : The atomic question

Description: Front: Text highlights some of the issues of using atomic energy and weapons. Includes information on the three-nation [U.S., Great Britain, Canada] declaration on atomic energy. Photographs: Smoke from an atomic bomb blast towers miles above Nagasaki; All but the base of a steel tower holding an atomic bomb was vaporized during test explosion in New Mexico; Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer; These men took part in the atomic bomb conferences at the White House : Prime Minister Attlee; President Truman; Prime Minister Mackenzie King; T. L. Rowan, Attlee's secretary; Dr. Vannevar Bush, U. S. expert; Maj. Gen. E. I. C. Jacob, British expert; Representative Charles A. Eaton of New Jersey; Senator Brian McMahon of Connecticut; Canadian Ambassador Lester B. Pearson; Secretary of State James F. Byrnes; Representative Sol Bloom of New York; Admiral William D. Leahy; the Japanese city of Hiroshima after it had been leveled by an atomic bomb. Back: Text and illustration give a progress report on demobilization of Army, Marines, and Navy as of 1 November 1945.
Date: November 26, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the Sun is down

Description: Front: The text highlights what happened in the first weeks of the occupation of Japan. Photographs: General MacArthur receives Emperor Hirohito at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo -- Japanese officer reads demobilization order to Japanese troops in Tokyo -- Shinto priests -- Gen. Yamashita, on war-criminal list, has been arraigned in Manila -- American officers inspect records of the Bank of Japan in Tokyo. Back: Illustration of material goods arrayed on the outline of the United States is accompanied by text showing the good things of American life.
Date: October 22, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Demobilization Program.

Description: Front: Maps: Silhouette maps of Japan and Korea, U.S., and Germany and Austria help illustrate the distribution of men in the Army as of 1 July 1946. Back: Text and color illustrations show various shoulder insignia of United States Army combat divisions with a partial list of their combat locations (World War II).
Date: September 24, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces

Description: Front: Maps: Major bases proposed for postwar U.S. Navy; Japan: American troops invest the enemy homeland. Photograph: First U.S. Occupation Forces March Down Tokyo Street. Back: Comparison chart of non-commissioned grades and ratings of the armed forces (Army, Navy and Coast Guard, Marine Corps).
Date: September 17, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Occupation Begins

Description: Front: Text describes American advancement and control of Korean and Japanese cities after Japan's formal surrender on 1 Sept., United States time Map shows Japan and Korea. Photographs: Gen. MacArthur signs Japanese surrender terms on Battleship Missouri; Japanese foreign minister Shigemitsu signs at Tokyo Bay ceremony; Allied prisoners of war at Omori, Japan, hail their liberators. Back: Text and color illustrations show United States Marines' activities.
Date: September 10, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Yanks land on Japan

Description: Front: Text describes American occupation of Japan beginning 28 August, 1945 and is keyed to map. Map shows eastern central coast of Japan. Inset shows map of Japan. Back: Armed forces radio. Text describes stations and programs. World maps shows locations of AFRS stations, AFRS hospital systems in the U.S., commercial and government stations airing AFRS programs.
Date: September 3, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Japan's empire, its advance and retreat

Description: Front: Text chart of the history of Japan's empire from 1895 to 19 August, 1945. 4 maps: Japanese empire, 1931; Japanese empire, Dec. 1941; Japanese empire, Aug. 1942 ; Japanese holdings as war ended. Back: "Please...get there and back!": contains photographs and text about the Army Transportation Corps. Includes picture of a woman's face.
Date: August 27, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 14 weeks, 191st week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: Summary of Potsdam conference. War News 7 August. Map shows European boundaries as of January 1938. Inset map details administration of eastern Germany and East Prussia. Back: Map of Formosa; inset map shows location of Formosa in Asia.
Date: August 13, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 13 weeks, 190th week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: "In a few months we expect to run out of targets in Japan"--Maj. Gen. C. E. LeMay. Text describes targets in Japan. Map: Japan. Relief shown pictorially. Includes photograph of Kobe : under B-29 attack, 4 June 45. Back: Special devices. "Dedicated to the safe and rapid training of pilots and aircrewmen." Photographs: Recognition; Navigation; Maintenance; Bombing and torpedoing; Operational flight training; Terrain recognition; Anti-aircraft; Fixed gunnery; Free gunnery.
Date: August 6, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 12 weeks, 189th week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: Text describes war action at 7 points in Japan and is keyed to map. Map: U.S. and British fleet fight along the coasts of Japan. Includes photograph: Swarms of carrier aircraft and guns of the combined U.S. and British fleet rocked Japan. Back: 1907. Text describes the creation of a division of aeronautics in 1907. Includes 9 photographs of various types of Allied aircraft.
Date: July 30, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 6 weeks, 183rd week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: Text describes Pacific action. Map: Pacific action. Inset maps: Yanks push north on Luzon; Allied troops in New Borneo landings; Japs fall back toward Fr. Indo-China border. Back: Save : don't help delay V-Day! Illustration of fist raised in V for Victory sign with text admonishing no waste of materials.
Date: June 18, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 4 weeks, 181st week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: Text describes action on Okinawa, in Foochow, Tokyo, Mindanao. Maps: Pacific action flares; Okinawa; Foochow; Tokyo; Mindanao. Relief shown by spot heights and hill shading. Back: Paper bullets. Text describes propaganda leaflets as part of psychological warfare. Illustrations and text detail German and Jap Safe-Conduct Surrender Pass instructions.
Date: June 4, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 292nd week of the war, 174th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies squeeze Reich; Okinawa resistance stiffens. Maps: [Western Europe]; Allies squeeze Reich, U.S. forces make new landings on Tawitawi and Masbate - Japanese battleship sunk, Okinawa resistance stiffens. Back: Illustration of a young woman looking at a 10 dollar war savings bond. Caption: "It will look even bigger-- after the war!"
Date: April 16, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 286th week of the war, 168th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. Troops Cross Roer in New Drives; Tokyo Smashed Again - Manila Falls. Maps: Drives into Germany -- Volcano Islands -- Iwo. Back: Text highlights what the Army is doing to help the folks back home and suggests ways service people and families can work with the Office of Dependency Benefits to ensure prompt payments.
Date: March 5, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 275th week of the war, 157th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western front battle, Pressure on Budapest, German attack in Italy, Ormoc Falls: B-20s active, Far Eastern front. Maps: European front, The Saar, Hungarian front, Pacific action, Leyte area. Back: Text highlights "Preventive Maintenance" and describes the need to take care of ordnance equipment and "keep 'em rolling." Illustrations of 18 types of mobile ordnance are labeled.
Date: December 18, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 274th week of the war, 156th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allied pressure increases, Cologne approaches attacked, Saar Valley threatened; Red Army strikes; Ravenna falls; Pacific Theatre active; Kweiyang evacuated; Japs retreat in Burma. Maps: Soviet drive; Cologne Plain; Winter offensive; Japanese threat; Leyte. Inset map: Philippines. Back: Photographs and llustrations highlight various infantry weapons: guns, rifles, pistols, machine guns, mortars and other weapons.
Date: December 11, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 273rd week of the war, 155th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Saipan to Tokyo -- Hit Jap shipping -- General Allied push -- Liberate Estonia -- Alexander takes over -- Action in Burma -- Japs drive on Kweiyang. Maps: Action in the west -- Japan -- North Burma. Inset maps: Tokyo -- [distance from Tokyo to Saipan]. Back: Text and 8 photographs highlight the activities and achievements of the Army Medical Department.
Date: December 4, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 271st week of the war, 153rd week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Open Metz drive, Strong barriers ahead, Pressure on Budapest, Tirpitz goes down, Japs stiffen resistance, B-29s over targets, Evacuate U.S. air base. Maps: Western front, Budapest to Miskolc front, Third Army offensive, Leyte, Allied troops strike south in Burma. Back: Text highlights amphibian armies' combat strategies and victories. Includes 3 photographs plus images of the Ampib's shoulder patch and pocket patch.
Date: November 20, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 259th week of the war, 141st week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts : France, Eastern front, Japan, Marianas, Southwest Pacific, China, Southeast Asia, Italy. Maps: France, Europe, Southwest Japan. Back: One way to "blow your top"--but for good--is to be booby-trapped. Text and illustration urge soldiers to avoid booby-traps by exercising care and remaining suspicious.
Date: August 28, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department