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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: 27 Nov 1942 Operation Lila: German Army units reach Toulon, on the Mediterranean coast, to capture the Vichy French fleet based there.  More 
27 Nov 1942 French Navy at Toulon scuttles its ships and submarines to prevent German confiscation.
27 Nov 1944 Thousands of tons of ordnance explode at RAF Fauld underground munitions storage depot in Staffordshire, England, leaving about 75 dead and a huge crater.
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Carl Shell points to a 30-caliber machine gun on top of an M-26 Pershing Tank outside of the 120th Adjutant General Battalion (Reception) dining facility, Ft. Jackson, SC, 3 September 2010. Shell was a gunner for the first and third platoons of Company A, 14th Tank battalion, 9th Armored Division during the Battle of the Bulge in 1944.
GMC DUKW 2 1/2-ton 6x6 amphibious cargo vehicle, the Army Duck, towing 105mm howitzer during tests and training, circa early 1943.
The Surf Rescue squad board the US Army Corps of Engineers Engineer Research and Development Center (ERDC) Coastal and Hydraulics Laboratory (CHL) Lighter, Amphibious, Resupply, Cargo (LARC) after civil engineering technician Mark Preisser saved three swimmers from rip current in the Atlantic Ocean near Duck, NC, 5 July 2012.
M48 Patton tank located in front of the Third U.S. Army headquarters building at Fort McPherson, GA, 2006.
DUKW amphibious truck, 2 1/2-ton 6x6, with stretcher demonstration. Left to right: LT J. L. Crager; LTCol T. M. Lowry, Port Surgeon, 0-461763; MAJ W. T. Watkins, 0-484295, Stevedore Training Officer; CPT N. T. Crane, Executive Officer, MC; 1LT G. T. Wells, 0-489925, Photographic Officer.  Hampton Roads Port of Embarkation, Newport News, VA, 2 January 1943.
US Army engineers collect rock in a stone quarry using bulldozers and dump trucks, Korea, 1950s.

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.

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