Large, folding political map of the world with a news digest for the week of 24 September to 30 September 1943.
Jose Laurel is reported as president of the Second Philippine Republic, a Japanese puppet state. In Southeast Asia, the ongoing 20-month construction of the Stilwell (or Ledo) Road is announced as Allied bombers hit targets at Akyab and south of Mandalay. High-ranking military officials, "warned the nation faced at least a year of bitter, bloody fighting to win the war." A cartoon with a punny quote illustrates the brief on tighter rations of dairy, leather, anti-freeze, and tires.
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.