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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: 25 Apr 1945 United Nations founding meeting in San Francisco.  More 
25 Apr 1945 US and Soviet troops meet at Torgau, on the Elbe River in northwestern Saxony, Germany, only 60 miles from Berlin.
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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-812A1 Truck, Chassis, 5-ton, 6x6, w/Winch. The M812 Chassis, Rocket Launcher was a modification of the M812 used with the US XMIM-115A Roland all-weather short-range air-defense system to transport and fire the missile.
Infantrymen with 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Expeditionary Brigade, provide security for an Amphibious Assault Vehicle (AAV) during annual reserve training, Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, CA, 10 July 2012. Marines with 2/25 conducted training evolutions to engage an enemy objective during Exercise Javelin Thrust 2012.
Three views of the M-43 3/4 ton 4x4 Ambulance Truck, a variant of the Dodge M37 Cargo truck.  Scan from TM 9-8030.
Members of the Louisiana National Guards 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team stage their FMTV trucks and HMMWVs in Lot J next to the Ernest Morial Convention Center. These Soldiers are activated for security missions in support of hurricane operations throughout the state, 3 Sep 2008.
Bantam BRC-60 prototype jeep, during testing and training, circa 1941.
Montana Congressman Mike Mansfield, sitting in a 3/4-ton Dodge Command Car talking to four young children, Ledo Road, India, 1944.  Mansfield later served as US Senate Majority Leader from 1961 to 1977.

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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