Large, folding political map of the world with a news digest for the week of September 17 to September 23, 1943, detailing notable events.
A photograph of American paratroopers landing at Lae companions an account of the Australian Army's capture of Kaiapit. An inset map of the Eastern Front and accompanying brief describes the Soviets' capture and imminent capture of Chernigov and Smolensk, respectively. The United States Army Air Force reveals its use of the Honeywell C-1 Autopilot or, "robot pilot, operated by the magic of electronics... from which bombing can be conducted with a precision never before possible."
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.