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Newsmap for the Armed Forces : U.S. role in world affairs

Description: Text describes U.S. role in world affairs and is keyed to map. Map projection is "designed to minimize distortions along the 40th parallel which runs approximately through Tokyo and Washington."
Date: December 17, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the planned assault on Japan

Description: Front: Text is an excerpt from the Biennial Report of The Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1 July 1943 to 30 June 1945, to the secretary of war showing plans for the invasion of Japan. Map: Japan. Back: Map and figures show the world population in 1940 and projected to 1970. Also gives population and projections for selected areas.
Date: October 15, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 15 weeks, 192nd week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: Text describes attacks on Japan. Map of East Asia:The Knockout blows fall. Includes photographs: Soviet Union sends powerful Far Eastern forces into Manchuria, American plane drops atomic bomb on Japanese city of Hiroshima, Third fleet warships and planes. Back: Advance base sectional docks. Description and photographs of Navy floating dry docks.
Date: August 20, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 10 weeks, 187th week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: 8 years of war in China with chart of significant dates. Shows Japanese held areas as of 10 July with distances between larger cities. Map of Southeast Asia. Includes inset map of Asia. Includes 3 photographs. Back: [Quote from General Somervell] Burn this thought into your minds ...
Date: July 16, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 7 weeks, 184th week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: Text describes action on various fronts and is keyed to map. Photographs: Japanese soldiers, Japanese submarine, Suicide planes, Japanese war industry, aerial view of damage to Tokyo. Map: East Asia and Pacific. Inset maps: 5480 tons of bombs a day! Back: World map with shaded areas showing liberated areas since 7 Dec 1941, enemy held areas as of 8 May 1945; dotted lines show battlelines as of 7 Dec 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 8 May 1945.
Date: June 25, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 296th week of the war, 178th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Victory in Europe--map overlays photograph of military prisoners ; map of Japan and Japanese-held areas includes text pointer giving current and projected troop strength of Japanese military forces. Back: [text and ill.]: This is why we fight-- [Concentration camp victims]./ Photo on back: Pfc. James L. Watkins, Oakland, Cal., 106th Inf. Div is examined by Army personnel after rescue.
Date: May 14, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 295th week of the war, 177th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Maps show military activities throughout Europe, China, and the Philippines during the week. Inset map: Pacific action Photograph: U.S. Sixty-Ninth Division Infantrymen greet Red Army soldiers on the Elbe River bridge at Torgau. Accompanied by timeline showing dates, key cities, and mileage for both armies to meet. Back: [oblique col. map]: Japan from Siberia.
Date: May 7, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 291st week of the war, 173rd week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans Isolate Ruhr; Vienna Threatened; Ryukyus Invaded. Maps: Eastern Europe, South Pacific, Okinawa. Back: Map of China's southeast coast. Includes inset maps: Shanghai, Wenchow, Foochow, Swatow, Canton, Hong Kong.
Date: April 9, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department