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 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 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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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 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|
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 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 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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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|
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.