Large, folding political map of the world with a news digest for the week of 15 October to 21 October 1943.
Pictographs chart the growth of the United States Navy and Japanese versus United States losses in the air war. A crumbling wall of the "Nazi lines" illustrates Germany's weakening force. A brief about famine in India is accompanied by a photograph. On the Eastern Front, the Soviets retook the key railroad junction of Piatykhatky.
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.