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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: 21 Oct 1933 Germany gives notice of withdrawal from the League of Nations.  More 
21 Oct 1944 Aachen falls to American troops, the first German city to be captured.
21 Oct 1944 Allied ships experience the first kamikaze attack as a Japanese pilot suicidally flys his bomb carrying plane into the HMAS Australia off Leyte, Philippines.
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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:

M-997 HMMWV Ambulance and an M1008 Commercial Utility Cargo Vehicle (CUCV) are backed onto the Landing Craft Utility, LCU-2035 Hudson from the 7th Transportation Group, Fort Eustis, VA, at the Crabbs Peninsula dock, during the Tradewinds 2002 Field Training Exercise (FTX), on the island of Antigua, 10 Apr 2002
Dressed in World War II regalia as a three-star general of the mighty Eighth Air Force, Retired Air Force Senior Master SGT Bob Potts stands beside his historic 1942 Packard staff car at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, 13 November 2009.
Semi-Trailer, Gramm, 3 Ton, with Van Body, Holabird Quartermaster Depot, circa 1940-41.  G561, model DF-40.
International Harvester M-5H-6 2 1/2 ton 6x6 cargo truck, Holabird Quartermaster Depot, 1941.  This truck was similar to the GMC CCKW 2 1/2 ton 6x6 but was used primarily by the US Navy and Marince Corps.
LCPL V.J. Chaney, 2D Landing Support Battalion, attached to the II Marine Expeditionary Force participating in Baltic BALTIC CHALLENGE '97, washes down an ISO Container on a M939 5-Ton Cargo Truck for backload onto the Maritime Pre-Positioning Ships Off the Paldiski, Estonia shore.
3/4-ton, 4 X 4 Dodge WCcommand reconnaissance cars awaiting loading on LST-334 (left) and LSY-390, between Piers 4 and 5, Newport News, VA, 1 January 1943. These LSTs were shipped to CACTUS (Guadalcanal), and the 390 later took part in action in the southwestern Pacific against the Japanese.

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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