National Geographic : 1942 May
Maps for Victory 689 Staff Photographer B. Anthony Stewart Such Exhibits Help Thousands of School Children Know Their Latin American Neighbors The National Geographic Society supplied maps and photographs for the 150 traveling exhibits pre pared by the United States Office of Education in cooperation with the Coordinator of Inter-American Affairs. Coordinator Nelson A. Rockefeller (left) and )r. John W. Studebaker, United States Com missioner of Education, here look over one of the exhibits for schools. reef formations, time zones, ship and airway routes, distances. Covers in detail an area in which American forces are fighting on land and sea.* THEATER OF WAR IN THE PACIFIC: 20/, x 26/2 inches. Off the press January 20, 1942, this compact map extends from Calcutta to Bermuda, from the Antipodes to Bering Strait; features naval bases and table of 861 air distances between strategic points.* ATLANTIC OCEAN: 25 x 31 inches. Reveals geographic relationship between continents that border the North and South Atlantic; includes naval bases, airways, ship routes, inset of Panama Canal; shows most of Europe, U. S. and Canada west to the Rockies, all South America, and western shore of Africa. EUROPE AND THE NEAR EAST: 39 x 34 inches. Includes the British Isles, all of conti nental Europe, and parts of Asia and Africa as of April 10, 1940; shows oil pipe lines, railways, and 9.052 place names. A timely guide to the geography of military action.* CENTRAL EUROPE AND THE MEDITER RANEAN: 36t, x 26/ inches. This map of great historical importance includes boundary revisions up to September 1, 1939. thus showing the status of Central European nations when hostilities began. Drawn on a large scale for easy reference, it shows contiguous areas of Asia and Africa and gives 6,810 place names.* INDIAN OCEAN: 25/ x 32.t inches. Shows all of Australia, Madagascar, eastern Africa, most of India, various strategic places and naval bases of the Orient. Includes insets of Suez, the Philip pines, Guam, Singapore, Hong Kong. and New Zealand. UNITED STATES: 41 x 26t inches. Empha sizes cities and towns according to population figures from the 1940 census; shows main high ways, military divisions, defense data, 8,838 place names.* BRITISH ISLES: 29 x 35 inches. Decorative design; beautifully illuminated with drawings of illustrious Britons, famous places, armorial en signs; directing symbols to cathedral towns, charming villages, castles, churches, abbeys, his toric battlefields, monuments, etc.