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Tanker, crew of M-3, with M-1928 submachine gun, Ft. Knox, KY, June 1942
Tanker, member of the crew of an M-3 Lee, with M-1928 submachine gun, Ft. Knox, KY, June 1942.

The Internet has many sources of military photos, ranging from official government archives to personal scrapbooks. This page has a selection of the best, both free and with fees.

Today in WW II: 26 Nov 1942 Battle of Brisbane: American and Australian soldiers fight in Brisbane, Australia with multiple fatalities [26-27 Nov].   

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24th Marine Amphibious Unit Marines wash down their M-825 Weapons Platform (M151 variant) vehicle at Beirut International Airport before it went on board Phibron 8 shipping, headed for Rota and the United States, circa November 1983.
Dodge 1/2-ton WC truck with machine guns and crew, during maneuvers in Louisiana, 1942.
US Army Engineers construct bridge, Eklutna River, Alaska, 7 July 1961. Visible vehicles include truck mounted crane, Caterpillar bulldozer, dump truck.
COL James B. Ord (right), 5th Marines regimental commander, listens to pointers on driving the Terex TS-24 Earthmover, from Equipment Operator Third Class Paul E. Norton, a Seabee working in the colonel's command post, An Hoa, Vietnam, 1968. Norton and his fellow Seabees made COL Ord an honorary Seabee, after Ord drove the 50-ton vehicle for the first time.
M936 5-ton 6x6 wrecker.
Commander, Navy Recruiting District Los Angeles Cmdr. Rob DeSantis, his wife and the driver, retired Navy Cmdr. Dave Rupp, wave to crowd lining the streets near the grandstand at the 48th Annual City of Torrance Armed Forces Day Parade, 19 May 2007.  Vehicle appears to be U.S. Navy CJ2A.

Military Image Search Engines

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.

Usenet Military Content

One corner of the Internet that is often overlooked is the Usenet. It is organized into subject matter interest groups across an extremely broad range of categories, including many with a military theme. There are a number of ways to access Usenet, reviewed on this Olive-Drab.com page.

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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