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The Newsweek Battle Baby edition is published weekly, by Weekly Publications, Inc., Dayton, Ohio. The magazine was produced for Overseas Armed Forces and is a miniature version of the full size weekly except there is no advertising or color photos. The magazine's format is 6" x 8" with 36 pages.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 04 03
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 04 03
Vol. XXIII No. 14 ... Woman of Hungary : The Nazi Vise Closed on Her People

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 04 17
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 04 17
Vol. XXIII No. 16 ... H.R.H. Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Mary

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 05 01
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 05 01
Vol. XXIII No. 18 ... Our Navy : Jaggernaut of the Pacific

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 05 15
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 05 15
Vol. XXIII No. 20 ... Attack Bombers : The German Army Is Now Their Target ....... The Cover : These are Douglas Havoc attack bombers (A-20s) flying over the coast of France. They are widely used by the Ninth Air Force to attack the tactical objectives closest to England. Last week, as another sign of the imminence of invasion, Allied bombers switched from battering communications and went after the German Army itself, striking at tank concentrations and supply depots. Story on page 5. (U. S. Army Air Force official photo from International.)

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 05 22
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 05 22
Vol. XXIII No. 21 ... John Lardner Reports on the War in Italy

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 06 12
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 06 12
Vol. XXIII No. 24 ... Pius XII : Once Again War Swirls About His Throne

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 06 19
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 06 19
Vol. XXIII No. 25 ... Air Invaders Block, Tackle, and Hold Off the Enemy

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 07 03
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 07 03
Vol. XXIV No. 1 ... Buy One of These Bonds Today

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 07 10
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 07 10
Vol. XXIV No. 2 ... Thomas E. Dewey : His Toughest Fight Was Ahead

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 07 17
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 07 17
Vol. XXIV No. 3 ... Soldier of Russia : Now Berlin Is Nearer Than Moscow

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 07 24
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 07 24
Detailed updates coming

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 07 31
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 07 31
Vol. XXIV No. 5 ... Hitler Against the Generals : The Split Is Fatal

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 08 14
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 08 14
Vol. XXIV No. 7 ... Liberation On the March

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 08 21
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 08 21
Vol. XXIV No. 8 ... Canadian at War : A New Army Avenges Dieppe

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 08 28
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 08 28
Vol. XXIV No. 9 ... Triple Play for Paris : Monty to Bradley to Patton

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 09 04
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 09 04
Vol. XXIV No. 10 ... Le Jour de Gloire Est Arrive

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 09 11
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 09 11
Vol. XXIV No. 11 ... In Five Years : 65,000 Warships and the Men to Man Them

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 09 18
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 09 18
Vol. XXIV No. 12 ... The Battle for the Strongpoints Opens in the West

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 09 25
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 09 25
Vol. XXIV No. 13 ... Long Tom : His Sunday Punch Is a West Wall Knockout

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 10 02
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 10 02
Vol. XXIV No. 14 ... Allied Armor : Its Plunge Across the Rhine Was Fateful

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 10 16
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 10 16
Vol. XXIV No. 16 ... Hot Java off Peleliu

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 10 30
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 10 30
Vol. XXIV No. 18 ... General MacArthur "I Have Returned"

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 11 06
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 11 06
Vol. XXIV No. 19 ... Admiral Nimitz Broke the Backbone of Jap Seapower

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 11 20
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 11 20
Vol. XXIV No. 21 ... Collaborators in the Zoo : Hundreds Were Executed

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 11 27
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 11 27
Vol. XXIV No. 22 ... B-29 Superfortress : Black Shadow Over Japan

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 12 04
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 12 04
Vol. XXIV No. 23 ... Goebbels and the Volkssturm : The Scraps Must Fight

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 12 11
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 12 11
Vol. XXIV No. 24 ... Battle of Equipment: Cologne Is More Than a Prize

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 12 18
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 12 18
Vol. XXIV No. 25 ... Partisan Girls : Their Weapons Are An International Issue

Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 12 25
Newsweek Battle Baby 1944 12 25
Vol. XXIV No. 26 ... He Got His : A Christmas Haul on the German Front

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 01 01
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 01 01
Vol. XXV No. 1 ... Western Front, 1945 : Courage and Pain

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 01 15
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 01 15
Vol. XXV No. 3 ... Wanted : More Men to Finish the Job

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 01 22
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 01 22
Vol. XXV No. 4 ... Road to Manila : The Drive Is On

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 01 29
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 01 29
Vol. XXV No. 5 ... Over German Snows : The Red Tide

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 02 05
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 02 05
Vol. XXV No. 6 ... The Volkssturmer : Hitler's Last Man

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 02 12
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 02 12
Vol. XXV No. 4 ... In the West : Ready for the Kill

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 02 19
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 02 19
Vol. XXV No. 8 ... Hero of the Islands : The Americans Are Back

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 02 26
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 02 26
Vol. XXV No. 9 ... Forgotten Front : Rooting Out the By-Passed Japs ....... The Cover : Dotted over the Pacific are islands or parts of islands still held by the Japs and by-passed by the Allies. Instead of "withering on the vine" many Japanese garrisons have flourished on what they could grow. Others are being liquidated in stubborn fighting. The picture shows American troops carrying rockets and launchers on Bougainville (see Fighting Fronts). Marine Corps Photo from AP

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 03 05
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 03 05
Vol. XXV No. 10 ... What Admiral Halsey Thinks of the Jap Fleet ....... The Cover : Admiral William F. Halsey Jr., shown here expressing his contempt for "the deteriorating Japanese ex-Navy," declared last week: "Even the stupid bestial Jap can see he is losing control of the sea everywhere ... I don't know why the little rats ever thought they could lick America, anyway" ( see Fighting Fronts ). U.S. Navy Photo

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 03 12
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 03 12
Vol. XXV No. 11 ... Nazi at Bay : The Allies Have Him by the Throat ....... The Cover : The Spirit of defeat spread rapidly last week through ranks of German troops west of the Rhine. Whole battalions were captured with little resistance as Allied troops drove to the great water barrier. Here American soldiers take a young Nazi prisoner (see Fighting Fronts). European photo

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 03 19
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 03 19
Vol. XXV No. 12 ... Help the Red Cross Help Him ....... The Cover : Over the nation The Red Cross is campaigning to raise $200,000,000. Much of the money goes to help soldiers, sailors, and Marines. It gives them coffee, sandwiches, and cigarettes at the battle fronts. It sends comfort to prisoners of war. And as in peacetime it helps victims of fire and flood at home. The Red Cross needs something from every American.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 03 26
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 03 26
Vol. XXV No. 13 ... On to Berlin : Marshal Zhukoff Maps the Way ....... The Cover : A great Russian Army was drawn up before Berlin last week, poised for a tremendous blow. In personal command was Marshal Gregory Zhukoff, First Vice Commissar for Defense and second only to Stalin in the Red Army. Zhukoff, shown here at the map table, is known in Russia as the "iron commander" (see Fighting Fronts). Sovfoto.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 04 02
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 04 02
Vol. XXV No. 14 ... Airborne Avalanche : Down on the Inner Fortress ....... The Cover : Thousands of Allied paratroopers dropped east of the Rhine last week in the greatest airborne operation in history. They struck in front of the assault forces swarming over the river in landing craft to crack the crust of German resistance in the west. This picture was taken during preparations. (See Fighting Fronts) AP Photo

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 04 09
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 04 09
Vol. XXV No. 15 ... Nazi in Defeat : Sullen, Vengeful, Treacherous ....... The Cover : Nazi fanatics in occupied Western Germany are already fighting a treacherous underground war against the Allies. This officer, captured by the American Seventh Army, is typical of the beaten German - still arrogant in defeat. He symbolizes the problem of the Allied officials who must attempt to govern the Reich. (See Foreign Affairs). Acme photo.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 04 23
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 04 23
Vol. XXV No. 17 ... The Cover : From many hundreds of photographs of President Roosevelt newsweek selected this one as best portraying his courage, his brilliance, and his friendliness - as being Franklin D. Roosevelt as Americans will remember him. It was taken on his 57th birthday, a little over six years before his death. Harris & Ewing photo

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 04 30
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 04 30
Vol. XXV No. 18 ... San Francisco : Gateway to Peace ....... The Cover : This is the site of the United Nations conference which the world hopes will draw up plans for a permanent peace organization to replace the League of Nations ( see International Scene ) . In the foreground is the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. Beyond is the Golden Gate Bridge, largest single span the world, and the Pacific. Acme photo.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 05 07
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 05 07
Vol. XXV No. 19 ... German Army Collapses ....... The Cover : This specially posed photograph symbolizes the fate of German armies last week. The collapse started with the junction of United States and Russian troops. It gained momentum in Bavaria and Italy. By the week end the Reich was tottering ( see Fighting Fronts). The picture shows the attitude which has taken the place of the Nazi salute.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 05 14
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 05 14
Vol. XXV No. 20 ... V-E!

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 05 21
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 05 21
Vol. XXV No. 21 ... On to the Pacific!

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 05 28
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 05 28
Vol. XXV No. 22 ... "President Truman : The First 40 Days" ....... The Cover : This week President Truman finished his first 40 days in office and the record was examined for clues on the trend of his policies - whether he would turn to the right or left of the course set by President Roosevelt ( see page 7 ). This portrait was taken April 28, the first time Mr. Truman posed at the executive desk in the White House. International News Photo.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 06 04
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 06 04
Vol. XXV No. 23 ... The Cover : Against a background of bloody, costly war in the Pacific the leaders of American armed forces last week asked the support of every American in the Seventh War Loan drive. The quota is fourteen billion dollars, with seven billion dollars to come from individual purchasers. The picture shows the fighting for one of the island steppingstones. U.S. Marine Corps Photo from Acme

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 06 11
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 06 11
Vol. XXV No. 24 ... Furlough Home : Next Target Tokyo

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 06 25
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 06 25
Vol. XXV No. 26 ... General Eisenhower

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 07 02
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 07 02
Vol. XXVI No. 1 ... American Farmer : His Crops Must Feed the World ....... The Cover : The American farmer hoped for better weather and more help last week in his job of feeding much of the world. The housewife hoped for more steaks and chops, but the immediate outlook was not encouraging. Congress considered centering all food problems in the hands of one man. For an analysis of the situation see National Affairs. Ewing Galloway photo.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 07 09
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 07 09
Vol. XXVI No. 2 ... Eight Years of War : Now China Gets the Tools

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 07 16
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 07 16
Vol. XXVI No. 3 ... Two Americans in Paris ....... The Cover : For the 60,000 American troops in Paris on any given day there are girls, shows, wine, and sight-seeing. But prices are high and many GI's just walk the streets, vaguely lonely. Toni Howard of Newsweek's Paris bureau tells their story in Foreign Affairs. The picture shows a GI and a Wac strolling down the Champs Elysees. Roger Coster photo from Guillumette.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 07 23
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 07 23
Vol. XXVI No. 4 ... Stalin : He Had the Big Three Keys to Peace ....... Generalissimo Stalin kept his counsel as to what he wanted in the Big Three meeting at Potsdam this week, but the world knew he held the keys to the peace. (See International Scene.) The specially painted cover portrait shows his decorations. They are explained on page 32.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 07 30
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 07 30
Vol. XXVI No. 5 ... The Jap : How Long Can He Take It? ....... Can the Jap soldier surrender with good grace? Maj. Compton Pakenham, Newsweek contributing editor and expert on Japan, answers this question in the last of a series of articles (in Jap psychology (see page 18). The cover picture shows a Jap who did surrender - the former head of the enemy Gestapo on Guam, U. S. Navy Photo.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 08 06
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 08 06
Vol. XXVI No. 6 ... Attlee : Leftward the Course of Empire ....... Without bloodshed or shouting, Britain shifted to the left last week in an upheaval that affected the world. Now the spokesman for Britain is Clement R. Attlee, a mild-mannered Englishman who never expected to become his country's leader (see International Scene). The cover picture was taken on his arrival in the United States during a recent visit. Acme Photo.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 08 13
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 08 13
Vol. XXVI No. 7 ... Verdict of the Three : Germany Must Atone ....... The course of Europe for years to come was set last week when the Big Three ended the Potsdam meeting. Germany was stripped of the power to make war against her neighbors and forced to atone for the damage done. The machinery for peace treaties was set up (see International Scene). The cover picture was taken at one of the final meetings. Associated Press Photo.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 08 20
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 08 20
Vol. XXVI No. 8 ... V-J ....... A Japanese soldier behind the barbed wire of a prison compound symbolizes the fate of his nation, which came to the breaking point last week. The terrifying effect of atomic bombs and the entry of Russia into the Pacific war made the once-haughty Japanese Government sue for peace. Official U. S. Navy Photo.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 08 27
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 08 27
Vol. XXVI No. 9 ... MacArthur : The Emperor's Boss ....... The week of victory in the Pacific was General of the Army MacArthur's week. He called Jap emissaries to Manila to arrange details of the capitulation and announced that he would soon lead the occupation army onto the soil of Japan (see Victory, beginning on page 7 ). The picture shows MacArthur smoking one of his favorite corn-cob pipes. Associated Press Photo.

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 09 03
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 09 03
Vol. XXVI No. 10 ... Occupation!

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 09 10
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 09 10
Vol. XXVI No. 11 ...

Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 10 08
Newsweek Battle Baby 1945 10 08
Vol. XXVI No. 15 ... Waiting for Trouble : The Strike Tension Mounts




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