Large, folding political map of the world with a news digest for the week of 19 November to 25 November 1943.
Infographics chart U.S. warplane production and compare the number of axis planes to U.S. planes shot down. The Nazis' capture of Samos is symbolically illustrated with a peanut-filled wagon. In the Pacific Theater, the brief quotes Admiral Chester Nimitz as saying the Gilbert Islands are, "now in our hands," following the Battle of Tarawa.
World News of the Week (1939-1963), published by News Map of the Week (1937-1963), a division of the W. M. Welch Scientific Company (now the Sargent-Welch Scientific Company), was a hebdomadal publication of news maps primarily for use in secondary schools, with briefs of the most pertinent events of the preceding week. Leroy Kreutzig, a Chicago-area journalist, wrote copy for the publication for much of its existence; he also occasionally made the inset maps. During World War II, he also helped make maps used by American troops. Although war dominates the stories, other domestic and international stories are also covered. Photographs, infographics, cartoons, and phonetic spellings of names add to the educational value of the maps.