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Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 284th week of the war, 166th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies press western front Offensive; Manila battle continues - B-29's active; Soviets make new crossings Maps: Western Front, Soviet Salient, U.S. troops continue to clear Manila. Back: Text and illustration and photographs highlight the role of Military Police.
Date: February 19, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 285th week of the war, 167th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies Widen Kleve-Goch Salient, Red Army Drives on Danzig, Americans Land on Iwo and Corregidor - Tokyo Hammered Maps: European war [Berlin including surrounding area and 2 insets] -- Pacific war [South Pacific and insets of Tokyo and Iwo]. Back: Text, photograph, and map highlight the big three Crimea conference. "President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Marshal Stalin meeting on the shores of the Black Sea, fully agreed on plans and policies that are designed to bring a secure peace to the World." Highlights are: the defeat of Germany; liberation; peace security and freedom for all; remove the causes of war.
Date: February 26, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch

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

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 288th week of the war, 170th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans Cross Rhine; New Philippine Landings; Allies in Mandalay. Maps: Red Army menaces Oder line, Road to Mandalay, Mindanao P.I. Includes distance scale from Linz east to Berlin and from Zehden west to Berlin. Back: Map of the Pacific and the Far East. Inset maps: Ryukyu Retto, Okinawa, Saipan, Iwo-Jima, Paramushiru, Chisima Retto (Kurile Is.).
Date: March 19, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 289th week of the war, 171st week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text: Rhine bridgehead, Saar breakthrough, Berlin threat, Slow squeeze, Rich target, Principal port, "Jap Pittsburgh," Empire's heart. Maps: Bonn-Koblenz; Saarbrucken-Frankfurt; Stettin-Berlin; Danzig-Konigsberg; Kyushu; Kobe-Osaka; Nagoya; Tokyo. Back: Text, photographs, and illustrations highlight some facts about the U.S.S.R.
Date: March 26, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 290th week of the war, 172nd week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. Fleet Active; Alies Race Through Reich - Soviets Strike Toward Austria Maps: Allies race through Reich--Soviets strike toward Austria [Germany], Pacific fleet action, Budapest to Vienna. Inset map: The Ruhr. Back: Color photograph of a flame-throwing tank is accompanied by text highlighting research and development to produce new weapons.
Date: April 2, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch

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

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

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

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

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 297th week of the war, 179th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text keyed to map of Asia describes military action in Japan, Okinawa, China, The Philippines, and Borneo. Inset: View of the world from the north pole. Back: Two Down . . . One to go! Illustration of two soldiers in hand-to-hand combat is accompanied by text regarding the war with Japan.
Date: May 21, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Army Plan for Unifying Armed Forces

Description: Front: Text and chart show chain of command and organizational structure in the proposed unified armed forces. The plan was presented to the Senate Military Affairs Committee on 30 October 1945. Back: Illustration of a young woman with crossed fingers has caption emphasizing the need to save some of that hard-earned money.
Date: November 12, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Code for the Conquered

Description: Front: Text describes principal points which disestablish the Reich and eliminate its war-making powers Photograph: A group of men in uniform and in street dress stand in the foreground appearing to read the code for the conquered. Back: Illustration of a serviceman in a hand-held test tube is accompanied by text giving points about identifying and preparing to pick a civilian job after discharge from the service.
Date: October 8, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch

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

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

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : New Discharge Scores

Description: Front: New discharge scores are given for enlisted men, WACS, and officers. Also includes excerpts from a transcript of General Marshall's extemporaneous remarks on demobilization during an appearance before Members of Congress on 20 September [1945]. Photographs: General of the Army Marshall and General Handy confer at their recent meeting with Senate and House members, [soldiers and civilians]. Back: The text gives important facts about service life insurance.
Date: October 1, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch

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

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

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