|The pictures below show larger views of this 1940s World War II Planters Nut & Chocolate Company Advertising Premium War Atlas Booklet. Shown is the front cover, a U.S. Navy ships page, a U.S. Army insignia page, a U.S. Army fighting planes page, and a few of the many colorful war maps that are inside. The book is well worn from use. The front cover is loose and the back cover is missing.|
The front cover has a blue and orange map with North, Central, and South America. At the bottom is a great image of many Mr. Peanut advertising characters marching. It is marked as follows:
PLANTERS WAR ATLAS
PLANTERS NUT & CHOCOLATE CO.
MAKERS OF PLANTERS SALTED PEANUTS AND PLANTERS PEANUT OIL
BY RAND McNALLY & CO.
The inside cover has a full page of named U.S. Army Officer and Enlisted ranks, Aviation Badges, Branch and Bureau Insignia, as well as Army, Corps, and Division Insignia. Another page has images of “Fighting Planes of The U.S. Army”. These images include the following:
NORTH AMERICAN B-25
There is also a page full of U.S. Navy “FIGHTING SHIPS OF THE FLEET” with short descriptions. These images include the following:
BATTLESHIP – U.S.S. NORTH CAROLINA
AIRCRAFT CARRIER – U.S.S. HORNET
HEAVY CRUISER – U.S.S. MINNEAPOLIS
LIGHT CRUISER – U.S.S. ATLANTA
DESTROYER – U.S.S. ANDERSON
SUBMARINE – U.S.S. SALMON
MOTOR TORPEDO BOAT – PT-20
The other (14) pages in this book are colorful war maps from all around the globe. All of these old Rand McNally maps have many, many details. The titles for these maps are as follows:
TURKEY SYRIA AND IRAQ
NORTH PACIFIC OCEAN
THE FAR EAST
WESTERN HEMISPHERE DEFENSE MAP (Canada, United States, Central & Northern South America)
The Planter’s Peanuts advertising premium War Atlas booklet measures about 9-7/8'' x 13''. As stated above, the book is well worn from use and the back cover is missing. The rest of the book appears to be fair to good condition with wear from use as pictured.