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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

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
Item Type: Poster

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

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

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

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

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

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

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the sea-air navy : 319 warships set for Atlantic and Pacific fleets

Description: Front: Text describes proposed post-war Atlantic and Pacific U.S. fleets. Shows graphic silhouettes of the different types of ships. Includes chart of proposed Navy personnel. Back: Let's not be fooled again... Text includes: Pro-German attitude grows as U.S. troops fraternize -- We talk tough, but we act soft -- Soldier's opinions of Germans rising. Reasons given for post-war occupation of Germany.
Date: February 25, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster

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

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

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : U.S. fights world famine

Description: Front: Text describes U.S. efforts to export grain to European countries to counteract starvation. Map: Average diets in European countries, based on the UNRRA Emergency Economic Committee Report of 6 February 1946. Back: For peace and our country - It's our job to : disarm the enemy, destroy his power, protect our country's interests, secure the peace, keep America strong. Text and illustration.
Date: March 4, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster

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

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

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

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : UNO progress report

Description: Front: Text describes the first meeting of the United Nations Organization. Maps:Proposed location of UNO corporate office -- Areas discussed at first Security Council meeting. Includes photographs: 1. Where Security Council will meet -- 2. UNO Site Committee -- 3. Secretary-General Trygve Lie -- 4. President Paul-Henri Spaak. Also includes: United Nations Organization [list of member countries]. Back: USAFI H.Q. Madison 3, Wisconsin, USA : for information--see your I and E officer ... Text describes the USAFI education program. Chart lists USAFI locations throughout the world.
Date: March 11, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster

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

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 5 weeks, 182nd week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: Text describes action in portions of China, Japan, Okinawa and the Philippines. Keyed to map. Map shows Allied and Japanese held areas as of 5 June 1945 in portions of China, French Indo-China, Korea, Thailand, Japan, and the Phillippine Islands. Back: Ribbons representing decorations and awards : wear them correctly! Decorations and awards, and service ribbons are illustrated with detailed instructions and diagrams describing how to wear them correctly.
Date: June 11, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster

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

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

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 8 weeks, 185th week of U.S. participation in the war

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts and is keyed to maps of Asia and the Pacific. Maps of Borneo and Southeast Asia. Relief shown by gradient tints. Inset shows the area of Borneo compared with the United States. Photograph of Balikpapan. Back: "Now--if he will just save some money--everything will be O.K." Color illustration of woman with hammer in hand and four lucky horseshoes hanging around a service star.
Date: July 2, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Item Type: Poster

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