Large, folding political map of the world with a news digest for the week of 8 October to 14 October 1943.
The Solomon Islands are enlarged to show the Japanese retreat from Kolombangara and Allied progress in the Solomon Islands campaign. A photograph shows a British tank in a war-torn Italian town as Italy declared war on Germany. Portugal granted Great Britain the use of the Azores for aerial war bases.
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.