Washington, D.C. US War Department, 1943.
Original double-sided poster. Offset lithograph in both color and black and white. 35" x 47".
Newsmap was a weekly educational and propaganda poster published by the US War Department during and immediately after World War II. It ran in four volumes from April 1942 to March 1946, after which an additional eight issues were published. Newsmaps were not issued for general distribution, the posters were distributed to military installations as well as government and civilian groups working on War Department projects. Along with text denoting the progress of the war across the various fronts, this poster includes photographs from the recent Tehran Conference - the first of the 'Big Three' conferences between Roosevelt, Churchill and Stalin - and and image of USAAF Flying Fortresses in formation on a raid. To bottom right is a map of the European theater of operations where Germany and 'Nazi Dominated Areas' are marked grey. Territories unoccupied are in green. The reverse shows an educational cartoon informing soldiers of the importance of saluting. Some wear along original folds as issued. Good condition.