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Maps & Geospatial: Newsmaps

During World War Two, "newsmaps" were used to provide information about the war and to sustain morale.

Newsmaps

image of a newsmap mapsDuring World War Two, several government entities (including the War Department) produced "newsmaps" for the U.S. military and civilian populations. They were displayed on military bases and in public places to provide information about the war and to sustain morale.

Newsmaps, produced on a weekly basis, combined maps of combat areas, along with photographs highlighting the activities of the U.S. armed forces and its allies during that week. On the reverse of these newsmaps are usually a map of a country or theatre in which that week's fighting was chronicled, a patriotic illustration, or pictures illustrating the uniforms, weaponry, or branches of service of the Allies and the Axis. [description from the National Archives].

 

  • April 23-30, 1943, 190th week of the war, 72nd week of U.S. participation

  • April 30-May 7, 1943, 191st week of the war, 73rd week of U.S. participation

  • May 7-14 1943, 192nd week of the war, 74th week of U.S. participation

  • May 13-20, 1943, 193rd week of the war, 75th week of U.S. participation

  • May 20-27, 1943, 194th week of the war, 76th week of U.S. participation

  • May 27-June 3, 1943, 195th week of the war, 77th week of U.S. participation

  • June 2-10, 1943, 196th week of the war, 78th week of U.S. participation

  • June 10-17, 1943, 197th week of the war, 79th week of U.S. participation

  • June 17-24, 1943, 198th week of the war, 80th week of U.S. participation

  • June 24-July 1, 1943, 199th week of the war, 81st week of U.S. participation

  • July 8-15, 1943, 201st week of the war, 83rd week of U.S. participation

  • September 16-23, 1943, 211th week of the war, 93rd week of U.S. participation

  • September 23-30, 1943, 212th week of the war, 94th week of U.S. participation

  • September 30-October 7, 1943, 213th week of the war, 95th week of U.S. participation

  • October 7-14, 1943, 214th week of the war, 96th week of U.S. participation

  • October 14-21, 1943, 215th week of the war, 97th week of U.S. participation

  • October 21-28, 1943, 216th week of the war, 98th week of U.S. participation

  • October 28-November 4, 1943, 217th week of the war, 99th week of U.S. participation

  • November 4-11, 1943, 218th week of the war, 100th week of U.S. participation

  • November 11-18, 1943, 219th week of the war, 101st week of U.S. participation

  • November 18-25, 1943, 220th week of the war, 102nd week of U.S. participation

  • November 25-December 2, 1943, 221st week of the war, 103rd week of U.S. participation

  • December 9-16, 1943, 223rd week of the war, 105th week of U.S. participation

  • December 16-22, 1943, 224th week of the war, 106th week of U.S. participation

  • December 22-29, 1943, 225th week of the war, 107th week of U.S. participation

  • December 29, 1943-January 5, 1944, 226th week of the war, 108th week of U.S. participation

  • January 6-13, 1944, 227th week of the war, 109th week of U.S. participation

  • January 13-20, 1944, 228th week of the war, 110th week of U.S. participation

  • January 20-29, 1944, 229th week of the war, 111th week of U.S. participation

  • January 27-February 3, 1944, 230th week of the war, 112th week of U.S. participation

  • February 3-10, 1944, 231st week of the war, 113th week of U.S. participation

  • February 10-17, 1944, 232nd week of the war, 114th week of U.S. participation

  • February 17-24, 1944, 233rd week of the war, 115th week of U.S. participation

  • February 24-March 2, 1944, 234th week of the war, 116th week of U.S. participation

  • March 2-9, 1944, 235th week of the war, 117th week of U.S. participation

  • March 9-16, 1944, 236th week of the war, 118th week of U.S. participation

  • March 16-23, 1944, 237th week of the war, 119th week of U.S. participation

  • March 23-30, 1944, 238th week of the war, 120th week of U.S. participation

  • March 30-April 6, 1944, 239th week of the war, 121st week of U.S. participation

  • April 6-13, 1944, 240th week of the war, 122nd week of U.S. participation

  • August 23-30, 1944, 260th week of the war, 142nd week of U.S. participation