WWII Newsmap for the Armed Forces. Borneo. VE Day + 8 Weeks. WWII, Map.
WWII Newsmap for the Armed Forces. Borneo. VE Day + 8 Weeks.

WWII Newsmap for the Armed Forces. Borneo. VE Day + 8 Weeks.

New York: Army Information Branch, Army Service Forces, 1945. 185th Week of U.S. Participation in the War. Monday, 2 July, 1945. Volume IV, No. 11F.

Large printed color double sided folding map. A two color map on one side of Borneo showing elevation at the right side, and with printed information on the recapture of Borneo by the Allies. A smaller map shows the Pacific Arena with Borneo and Sarawak printed in green. Below this is a b&w printed photo illustration of the port area of Balikpapan with caption: "Scene of extensive oil installations before Jap occupation early in 1942 has been target of recent heavy Allied air and sea blows."

On the verso is color poster of an American woman holding a hammer, having just nailed up some lucky horseshoes, and saying of her spouse, "Now ... If He Will Just Save Some Money ... everything will be OK".

These war maps were issued by the US War Department in WWII to the public and to military personnel as visual guides to campaigns, and usually featured the theater of conflict, and often included text descriptions of war related events.

47 x 35", printed on both sides. Some splits at folds, slight loss; chipped at edges. Michigan State Library stamp on verso. Good + condition. Item #26119

Price: $75.00

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