Map, Military, Korean War, Pacific Stars and Stripes, Vintage Print, 1953
Pacific Stars and Stripes Map of the War
Pacific Stars and Stripes, San Francisco: 1953
Kyoya Company, Tokyo, Japan (printer)
30.25 x 21.25 inches, ruled border
34.75 x 24.75 inches, overall
Topographical battle map of the Korean War as of March 19, 1953, published by Stars and Stripes, Pacific Editions, a newspaper providing information to the U.S. military community. The map shows the Korean peninsula from the Yalu River and the Tumen River to the Korea Strait, and from the Yellow Sea to the Sea of Japan, with roads, rivers, and place names indicated. The map chronicles 25 events numbered in red and corresponding to an explanatory key in two vertical columns on the left. They begin with the North Korean invasion of the South on June 25, 1950. An inset map with lettered key below show an enlargement of the central part of the Korean peninsula, which is outlined in red on the main map. The colorful decorative border is topped by the Stars and Stripes emblem of two US flags, which are flanked by a pair of United Nations flags. The left and right borders show flags of other UN members and the insignia of American combat units. A notation in the lower right corner states, “Additional copies of this map and the accompanying booklet, ‘The War in Korea,’ are available by sending $.50 to Pacific Stars & Stripes, APO 500 c/o PM, San Francisco, California.”
Product description continues below.
Stars and Stripes has published a newspaper continuously since World War II and still maintains news bureaus around the world and distributes the publication to service members in active combat areas as well as on military bases and by subscription. The Pacific Editions version was in existence from 1945 to 1963.
Condition: Generally very good to fine overall with only minor toning, handling, wear. This example issued rolled (other extant examples were often issued folding), hence in better condition than typical.