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 maps and photographs from the campaigns in Italy and New Guinea. September 1943 had seen both Italy's surrender and the Allied landings on the Italian mainland at Salerno. This poster shows an aerial view of Naples, American troops unloading at Salerno and a series of four photographs of an Allied smokescreen covering Palermo, Sicily. The reverse shows an educational cartoon informing of the danger of unexploded ammunition. Some wear along original folds as issued. Good condition.