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To help you find military images, this page lists specific resources which are primarily archives of military photos, clip art, or other images.

The American Soldier, 1965: Artwork from the U.S. Army Center of Military History
The American Soldier, 1965: Artwork from the U.S. Army Center of Military History.

Today in WW II: 22 Nov 1943 First Cairo Conference between Churchill, Roosevelt, and Chinese leader Chiang Kai-shek [November 22-26].   

Finding Military Photos, Clip Art and Images on the Internet

The Internet is an unprecedented resource for locating military photos, clip art and images. The pages of this Olive-Drab.com section are a guide to many of the best sites.

But don't overlook the obvious. For example, you can start with eBay especially for photos of World War II and other popular subjects. And right here on Olive-Drab.com, there are photos and other images on almost every page: for example, find wheeled vehicles, armor, helicopters and more on the Olive-Drab.com Military Vehicle Charts. For photos of firearms, see the Olive-Drab.com Military Firearms pages.

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of military wheeled vehicles, armor and other tracked vehicles, and artillery at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup:

WC53 Truck, 3/4-ton 4x4 Carryall manufactured by Dodge during WW II. Courtesy:  trucktrend.com
CCKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 trucks deliver supplies to 82nd Airborne location, France, circa August 1944.
M7 Priest Motor Gun Carriage, a 105mm self-propelled howitzer, manned by five soldiers from Cody, WY, fires on Communist positions, 1 July 1951. The men, from B Battery, 300th Armored Field Artillery battalion X Corps, are (L-R); Sergeant First Classs Allen J. Helms, Chief of Section; Corporal Joseph Stair, Gunner; Sergeant Richard N. Null, Lanyard Man; Corporal Robert C. Smith, Cannoner.
Members of the Maine National Guard supporting the Vermont Guard Task Force Green Mountain Spirit work with civilians to clear debris around a bridge damaged by Hurricane Irene, Pittsfield, VT, 6 September 2011.  Vehicle appears to be M929 Truck, Dump: 5-ton, 6x6.
Dodge WC-51 (or WC52) 3/4-ton weapon carrier loaded with ammunition ready to leave for piers and shipment overseas, Morrison Area, Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 24 May 1943. This vehicle was among those which accompanied the 45th Division when is sailed for service in Africa, Sicily and Italy.
US Engineers repair the approaches to a bridge, Vietnam. Truck-mounted crane and dump truck are visible.

The major search engines (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc.) have specialized search capabilities for images. Some have a separate video search feature as well, in addition to sites that specialize in video like YouTube. Check the home page for each of them and look for a link to "images" or "video" and try a test search for HMMWV or army jeep. In addition, Web Places has a specialized search engine for clip art which will help you find alternatives on the web for military graphics.

Military Photos, Clip Art and Images Sources

Olive-Drab.com has organized information about many of the best sources of military photos, clip art and images, including repositories in the U.S. military, collections in libraries and universities, and commercial services. For that in-depth selection, use these links to the deeper pages of this section:

Marilyn Monroe, motion picture actress, appearing with the USO Camp Show, Anything Goes, poses for the shutterbugs after a performance at the 3rd U.S.Infantry Division area. Korea, 17 February 1954. Photo: National Archives
Marilyn Monroe, motion picture actress, appearing with the USO Camp Show, "Anything Goes," poses for the shutterbugs after a performance at the 3rd U.S.Infantry Division area. Korea, 17 February 1954. Photo: National Archives.

Find More Information on the Internet

There are many fine websites that have additional information on this topic, too many to list here and too many to keep up with as they come and go. Use this Google web search form to get an up to date report of what's out there.

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