Large, folding political map of the world with a news digest for the week of 22 October to 28 October 1943.
An illustration of a tomb with the flag of Imperial Japan signifies what Hirohito had recently called their "truly grave" position in the war. A chart explains how parachutes work. Protests in Argentina erupt over Ramirez's regime.
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.