Large, folding political map of the world with a news digest for the week of 1 October to 7 October 1943.
A cartoon depicts the US Navy's claim of 40 Japanese barges sunk. In another illustration Japan, anthropomorphized as a serpent, encircles China. An inset map shows Italy from Grosetto and south, showing the locations and dates of battles and the present Allied line.
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.