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or more than 100 years, the United States Government Printing Office (GPO) has printed and distributed publications about America's armed forces. From 1941 to 1945, GPO produced millions of training manuals, maps, posters, and battle reports as our part of the war effort. Today, GPO distributes official accounts of America's participation in all of its wars, with special emphasis on The Big One — World War II. This page lists just a few of the publications available for sale from GPO. You can find them, and many more here at our U.S. Government Online Bookstore (http://bookstore.gpo.gov), or by visiting our bookstore at 710 North Capitol St. NW, Washington, D.C., Monday through Friday (just a block down from Union Station and Union Station Metro stop). While you're in town, stop on by. We hope you'll find something that will bring back memories, or tell you something you never knew, about America's part in the Second World War.
-Judith C. Russell
Superintendent of Documents

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D-Day, the 6th of June (Poster)

This color and annotated map highlights the places and positions of the various unites of the Allied Forces on D-Day. The back side of the map describes joint and combined operations, Omaha Beach, and Utah beach with combat photos. 2002.

Poster. 18 x 24 in.
  • S/N 008-029-00294-9
  • Price: $4.00 Add to Cart button
D-Day, the 6th of June poster.

Now Available for the First Time! Commemmorative Posters

A new series of 17 posters featuring combat maps and graphics covering all theaters, including: D-Day, Anzio, Okinawa, Iwo Jima, Ploesti, the Aleutians, the Bulge, New Guinea, Luzon, and many more. Each poster is priced at $7.50.

2004. Posters. 16 x 24 in.

Battle of the Bulge poster, new from GPO. Battle map overlayed with silhouettes of soldiers.

Find the Whole War on CD-ROM

United States Army and World War II: European, Mediterranean, Middle East Theaters of Operations

This 4 CD-ROM set contains a collection of works on World War II from the US Army Center of Military History on the operations and campaigns in the European, Mediterranean, and Middle East theaters.

Disc One
-The Supreme Command
-Logistical Support of the Armies Vol. 1: May 1941 - Sept. 1944
-Logistical Support of the Armies Vol. II: Sept. 1944 - May 1945
-Cross Channel Attack, Breakout, and Pursuit
Disc Two
-The Lorraine Campaign
-The Siegfried Line Campaign
-The Ardennes: Battle of the Bulge Riviera to the Rhine
Disc Three
-The Last Offensive
-The Persion Corridor and Aid to Russia
-Northwest Africa: Seizing the Initiative in the West
Disc Four
-Sicily and the Surrender of Italy
-Salerno to Cassino
-Cassino to the Alps
2002. CD-ROM
  • S/N 008-029-00376-7
  • Price: $23.00 add to cart button
CD-ROM cover. United States Army and World War II: European, Mediterranean, Middle East Theaters of Operations

United States Army and World War II, Asian-Pacific Theater, August 2002

Now available from the U.S. Army Center of Military History is a four CD-ROM set focused on the Pacific and Asiatic Theater of World War II. The following collection of works included in this set detail the theater's operations and campaigns.

Disc One
-Strategy and Command: The First Two Years
-The Fall of the Philippines
-Guadalcanal: The First Offensive
-Victory in Papua
Disc Two
-Strategy and Command: The First Two Years
-The Fall of the Philippines
-Guadalcanal: The First Offensive
-Victory in Papua
Disc Three
-The Approach to the Philippines
-Leyte: The Return to the Philippines
-Triumph in the Philippines
Okinawa: The Last Battle
Disc Four
-Stilwell's Mission to China
-Stilwell's Command Problems
-Time Runs Out in CBI
2002. CD-ROM
  • S/N 008-029-00380-5
  • Price: $23.00 add to cart button
 

Air Power in Action

With Courage: The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II

Retells the story of sacrifice, valor, and achievements in air campaigns against tough, determined adversaries. Describes the development of a uniquely American doctrine for the application of air power against an opponent's key industries and centers of national life. Integrates aspects of strategic intelligence, logistis, technology, and leadership to offer a full yet concise account of the contributions of American air power to victory in World War II.

Hardcover. 1995. 379 pages. illustrated.
  • S/N 008-070-00663-4
  • Price: $42.00 add to cart button
Cover of With Courage: The U.S. Army Air Forces in World War II

Air Power in Patton's Army: 19th Tactical Air Command in the Second World War

The Air Force History and Museums Program presents a case study of one air-ground team's experience with the theory and practice of tactical air power employed during the climactic World War II campaigns.

Paperback. 2002. 307 pages. illustrated.
  • S/N 008-070-00777-1
  • Price: $39.00 add to cart button
Cover of Air Power in Patton's Army: 19th Tactical Air Command in the Second World War

Rare Combat Art from Army Collections

Soldiers Serving the Nation

Consists chiefly of color reproductions from the Army Art Collection. The pictures are organized into geographic categories: the Americas; Europe; the Pacific and Asia; and Africa and the Middle East. Also includes a section on the artists and a brief history of the Army Art Collection. Although a few of the pictures depict the Civil War and World War I, most of the art shows American soldiers during World War II or later wars.

Hardcover. 1995. 203 pages. illustrated.
  • S/N 008-029-00313-9
  • Price: $37.00 add to cart button
Cover of Soldiers Serving the Nation

Portrait of an Army

Presents a book of full color paintings from the Army Art Collection. Also provides a brief history of the Army Art Collection and biographical information about the artists.

Hardcover. 1991. 191 pages. illustrated.
  • S/N 008-029-00220-5
  • Price: $46.00 add to cart button
Cover of Portrait of an Army

Great Battles of World War II

Cross-Channel Attack

Covers the Normandy invasion from its planning stages through its culmination in July, 1944. The book is illustrated and comes with maps extracted form the battle.

Hardcover. 1951. 519 pages. illustrated. 25 maps. 1985-repr.
  • S/N 008-029-00020-2
  • Price: $52.00 add to cart button
Softcover. 1951. 537 pages. illustrated. 24 maps in envelope. 1993-repr.
  • S/N 008-029-00287-6
  • Price: $42.00 add to cart button
Painting of soldiers wading in a bay.

Salerno to Cassino

Depicts the operations from the invasion of the Italian mainland near Salerno through the winter fighting up to the battles for Monte Cassino (including the Rapido River crossing), as well as the action at Anzio beachhead.

Hardcover. 1969. 509 pages. illustrated, plate. 8 maps. 1985-repr.
  • 008-029-00026-1
  • Price: $43.00 add to cart button
Softcover. 1969, reprinted in 1993. 491 pages. illustrated. 7 maps in envelope.
  • S/N 008-029-00255-8
  • Price: $40.00 add to cart button
 

Cassino to the Alps

A continuation of the Salerno-to-Cassino campaign, this narrative gives an account of the operations in Italy from Operation DIADEM and the capture of Rome to the negotiations for the final surrender of the German forces in Italy.

Hardcover. 1977. 608 pages. illustrated. 16 maps.1997- repr.
  • 008-029-00095-4
  • Price: $45.50 add to cart button
Softcover. 1977. 608 pages. illustrated. 16 maps in envelope. 1993-repr.
  • S/N 008-029-00286-8
  • Price: $42.00 add to cart button
 

Guadalcanal: The First Offensive

Discusses the Guadalcanal campaign against the Japanese from August, 1942 to February, 1943, told at the level of companies, platoons, and individuals. Shows the relationships between air, ground, and naval forces in World War 2. Includes maps, black and white photographs, drawings, and information about sources.

Hardcover. 1949, reprinted in 1989. 413 pages. illustrated. 21 maps.
  • S/N 008-029-00067-9
  • Price: $44.00 add to cart button
Painting of bomber jets flying in formation.

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