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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: 1 Oct 1939 German forces enter Warsaw to take control of Poland.  More 
1 Oct 1943 American forces enter Naples, Italy, the first major European city to be liberated during WW II.
1 Oct 1944 Red Army presses offensive on Eastern Front with Battle of Debrecen, Hungary [6-29 Oct].
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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:

Semi-Trailer, Lowbed, 50-ton, Medium Heavy Equipment Transporter (MHET), M870A2E1.  The M870A2E1 is a three axle Medium Heavy Equipment Transporter (MHET) is designed to haul AAVs and the 621B Scraper and is designed to haul a payload of 100,000 lbs. (50-ton) in conjunction with an LVS MK48/MK16 fifth wheel truck tractor, LVSR MKR16 tractor with reduced payload. The primary removable kingpin is 3.5-inch diameter with an alternate supplied 2-inch diameter kingpin. The M870A2E1 has a removable, hydraulically operated gooseneck for the front loading of equipment and is equipped with D ring tie downs and folding outriggers for wide loads.
Division CP area, 101st Abn. Division, Bastogne, December 1944. Trucks, jeeps, M8 armored car.
Vehicles of Co. A, 801st Tank Destroyer Bn., pass through Montebourg, France, 21 July 1944.  An M20 Armored 6x6 Utility Car is to the left, a jeep and 3/4 ton weapons carrier are toward the right side, and an M3 Halftrack towing a 3-inch antitank gun is in the foreground.
Fast Attack Vehicle (FAV) prototype undergoing testing at the test driving range, Ft. Lewis, WA, 14 Sep 1982. The FAV is equipped with an M60 machine gun in front of the passengers seat and a Mark 19 Mod 3 40 mm automatic grenade launcher on the roll cage.
The first Land Rovers purchased by the Australian military in quantity were the 1/4-ton Series 2 short wheel base versions. This is the two-stretcher ambulance with extended rear canopy.
GMC CCKW-352 Short Wheel Baae (145 inches) 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Cargo Truck (G-508), Holabird Quartermaster Depot, Baltimore, MD, 1941.

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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