Large, folding political map of the world with a news digest for the week of 10 September to 16 September 1943.
This week saw the Nazis raid Spitsbergen, American and Australian forces further their advance on Lae and capture Salamaua, and protests in Argentina against President Pedro Ramirez. The reverberations of the Armistice of Cassibile saw more than 80 Italian warships surrender. Among the bulletins, an inset map shows allied and Nazi positions in Italy, additionally adorned with pictograms representing the country's agricultural and industrial output.
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.