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Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Air Transport Command

Description: Front: Map with text shows routes of the Army's Air Transport Command as of 1 September 1945. Back: The text and maps highlight the Naval Air Transport Service (Atlantic and Pacific wings).
Date: November 5, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Strategic Concept

Description: Front: Text highlights the strategic concept that guided the Western Allies to victory in Europe. Map shows German occupied territory as of 7 Dec 1941 in western Europe and North Africa. Back: Text and illustration highlight the postwar job as a threefold task: Speedily demobilize those in uniform who want to return to civilian life, maintain and supply occupation forces, and provide for peacetime military strength to help ensure world security.
Date: November 19, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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 : the Berlin indictment

Description: Front: Photographs of 24 German leaders set into the shape of a swastika include names, titles, and crimes they are accused of committing. Back: "The world we'll live in" -- illustration of a group of men inside a globe is accompanied by text highlighting the need for nations to work together for a better world ahead.
Date: October 29, 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. Monday, May 4, 1942 : week of April 24 to May 1

Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: Japs advance to Lashio -- Allies raid Lae -- Japs attack in China -- Malta sends greetings -- Hitler in Detroit from Moscow -- Yanks in New Caledonia -- Gen. George killed -- Fourth registration -- President calls nation to new sacrifice -- Price control fixed -- Rescued crew hits sub -- U.S. movies bootlegged -- Home worries Hitler -- Eastern seaboard put under Army safeguard -- RAF 'second front' opens -- Malta stiffens fight -- Greek guerillas active -- Red commandos strike Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset map shows areas of heaviest rainfall around the Bay of Bengal. Photographs: Fortresses roamed from Australia -- Maj. Gen. Patch Jr. -- Brig. Gen. Harold H. George -- Ways will be found to deliver the planes -- The gun crew got the range -- Lt. Gen. Drum -- Germans reported Red armoured trains -- Training of U.S. Army glider pilots.
Date: May 4, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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

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.
Date: May 25, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Unity in China

Description: Front: Text highlights the new blueprint for a united democracy in China including Military Agreement, Coalition Government, and Civil Reform. Photographs: Prelude to unity: Gen. Marshall ... Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek and Mme. Chiang -- New freedom for the common man -- "Cease fire" ordered in Chungking: Gen. Chou En-Lai and Gen. Chang Chun Back: Text and illustrations show how the world has grown very small in terms of travel time since the invention of the steamship, the locomotive, and the airplane.
Date: February 11, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Operation Crossroads

Description: Front: The text and illustrations highlight the issues in the atomic age, that humanity was perhaps at its most fateful crossroads. Photographs: Labor, industry sign wage agreements -- Radar reaches the Moon -- Pacific rendezvous -- Felix Gouin leads France -- Hans goes to the polls. Back: Highlights of 45 years (1901 - 1945) service of the Army Nurse Corps. Includes three photographs: U.S. nurses in Britain in 1918 -- Nurses in evacuation hospital, Sicily, 1943 -- Anzio : first nurses to receive Silver Star.
Date: February 4, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
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
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : UNO, 51 Nations Unite For Peace

Description: Front: The text highlights the founding of the UNO. Map: UNO members, their colonies and territories. Photographs: the opening session of the UNO at Central Hall, London, 10 January, 1945; American delegates to the UNO in conference. Back: Illustration of a sailor and French ships accompany text describing how the French fleet was scuttled at Toulan--destroying the harbor and surrounding installations--to avoid use by the Germans.
Date: January 21, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : 1945: Year of Victory

Description: Front: Text describes photographs. Photographs: German PWs arriving in States on V-E-Day; January: Yanks on Luzon; February: "Big three" at Yalta; March: across the Rhine at Remagen; April: Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies; May: V-E-Day; June: United Nations; July: Potsdam Conference; August: atomic age begins; September: V-J-Day ends World War II; October: Goering and 23 other high Nazis indicted for war crimes; November: new chief of staff; December: Moscow meeting. Back: If you plan to return to school or college. Text describes how to apply for college credit for Army training. 2 photographs.
Date: December 31, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, January 31, 1944 : week of January 20 to January 27, 229th week of the war, 111th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, USSR, Pacific, Europe. Inset maps: [Central Italy] -- [USSR]. Photographs: Nazi multi-barrel rocket weapon, Mine and booby trap training, Twenty-fifth division men in a Southwest Pacific combat area, Winter flying conditions in Sicily, Propeller trip vapor trails, Revetments and flak guns, "Zebra" dazzle camouflaged PT boat, Two members of a German submarine boat, Jeri-cans. Back: Map of France. Scale: [ca 1:1,267,200] 1 map : col. ; 105 x 82 cm.
Date: January 31, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, January 24, 1944 : week of January 13 to January 20, 228th week of the war, 110th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: USSR, Italy, Air war, Southwest Pacific, Burma. Map shows Allied advances during the week. Photographs: Cruiser U.S.S. Duluth shortly before being christened; Petty Officer Alex Holgate acknowledges a voice order during gunnery exercises; Bows-on view of a 10,000 ton Independence class carriers; Jungle training involving .30 caliber air-cooled machine guns; Italian refugees pass disabled American tanks; Italian battlescape near San Vitore; Allied Military Government officials question an Italian wheat farmer; Quartermaster Corps sort through a mountain of shoes and clothes to determine what will be reconditioned; Nazis from the Hermann Goering Division are led into custody by Pfc. Ira O. Creed, of Johnson City, Tenn. Back: [text and col. ill.]: German Army uniforms [field gray, tropical, mobile troops, mountain].
Date: January 24, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, January 17, 1944 : week of January 6 to January 13, 227th week of the war, 109th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: USSR, Burma, Air war, Italy, Southwest Pacific, Yugoslavia, Jet plane. Map inset: Enemy controlled areas across the globe Photographs: Chinese workers and soldiers pack dirt for an airfield in southeastern China; WACs Capt. Elizabeth Lutze, Sheboygan, Wis., Lt. Sally Dean, Battle Creek, Mich. and Flight officer Margaret Maude, WAAF, London, pause behind a sacred cow lying in front of a bazaar in Delhi, India; U.S. engineers supervise the building of the new Ledo Road in northern Burma; Lt. Gen. Krueger watches the plane taking Gen. Marshall back to the U.S.; Gen. Marshall confers with Gen. Sir Thomas Blamey; Gen. George C. Marshall with Lieut. Gen. George C. Kenney, Maj. Gen. S.J. Chamberlain, Lieut. Gen. Walter Krueger, Gen. Marshall and Gen. MacArthur; Logone, Italy during a battle between Fifth Army artillery and German forces; Soldiers look for salvage in a pile of shell cases and containers following a barrage against German positions in Cassino; American soldiers of the Fifth Army repair a tank motor near battle lines. Back: Map of Southeast Asia.
Date: January 17, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Iran, rich land poor land

Description: Front: Text and illustrations highlight one of the kingdom of Iran and its vast, untapped oil reserves. Map: Iran. Photographs: The Shah of Iran, Mohamed Reza Pahlevi; British troops guard an oil refinery at Aradian; Mosque of Suz. Back: Text offers suggestions for making the most of post-war vocational and educational opportunities. Includes 7 photographs. Chart, Postwar Plans of Soldiers, is based on a survey conducted by the Research Branch of the Information-Education Division.
Date: February 18, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Troop deployment

Description: Front: Chart of U.S. troop deployment is keyed to world maps. 3 maps include Asiatic-Pacific, European, American areas of deployment. Back: V-E, V-J, VD : there is an enemy still to be defeated. Text warns of venereal diseases.
Date: December 24, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Demobilization

Description: Front: Text and illustrations highlight the three phases of the demobilization plan. Back: A message from General Eisenhower (from an address delivered at Ottawa, 10 January 1946).
Date: January 28, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, June 8, 1942 : week of May 29 to June 5

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Cologne and Essen flattened -- Tiny subs find Sydney ready -- the Japanese "save face" -- Army of 4 1/2 million for '42 -- Mexico welcomed into war -- Rommel's forces turned -- Hitler's hangman dies -- Poison gas used in China -- Armies shift in Russia. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Libyan battle, Dutch Harbor, Axis drives and British attacks at Libyan; Unalaska Is.; Unalaska Bay. Includes photographs: Producing the big seacoast rifles; Red gound defense on the Russian front; Nazis' Focke-Wulf 190 fighter; Yanks saw a motor show put on by Aussies; 4-motored Stirling bombers used over Cologne. Back: Enemy Tanks Are Vulnerable. Includes 10 photographs with descriptive text below each.
Date: June 8, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, June 1, 1942 : week of May 22 to May 29

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allied raids effective -- Stilwell in India -- Chinese repulse Japs -- Planes sink subs -- Against overconfidence -- Private buys $3,700 war bonds -- U.S. mission in Britain points to new fronts -- Labor will be 'frozen' -- Camacho asks for war -- 'Freeze' fish, razors -- New registration set -- Recruiting for WAAC -- Millions in war work -- Bombers to pop out like Model T's at Willow Run -- Kurdish revolt crushed -- Heavy action at Kharkov -- Himmler's aid wounded -- Axis drive in Libya -- RAF ruins Genoa. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show area occupied by Japanese troops near Chungking -- Nazi drives and Soviet attacks near Kharkov. Includes photographs: Beaufort torpedo-bombers under mass production in Australia -- Sec. Hull -- Lt. Gen. Arnold -- Lt. Gen. Somervell -- Rear Adm. Towers -- WAAC officer's winter and summer uniforms and Auxiliary's winter uniform -- Flying B-24 -- Bren Gun carriers in action -- Long-barrelled Russian rifles -- British 25 pounder fires on the enemy in Libya -- Hurricane bomber -- Training for motor torpedo boat service. Includes 1 cartoon. Back: Jap Ground Forces. Includes photographs: On Guard, Support Fire, Surrender, Alley Fight, Loopholes, Barricade, Tanks Over Water, Aim, Mopping Up, Bridge on Land, Far North, Squad Rush, Mud Hole. Inset has text details for each photograph.
Date: June 1, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap : Wherever you are..

Description: Large globe connected by lines to four smaller globes, a manual and a soldier instruct enlisted men and women on how to enroll in grade school, high school or college level courses through the USAFI.
Date: 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap : Job security

Description: Text describes how the amended GI Bill of Rights helps veterans. Includes 2 photographs.
Date: 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department