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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.

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M-10 Tank Destroyer carrying soldiers of the 45th Division enters Bourg, France, 4 September 1944. Retreating Germans abandoned the town about 4 hours earlier, taking all the bicycles with them.
Willys MB 1/4 Ton 4x4 Army Jeep. Photo from Berlin-Patrol 2011, courtesy of Abraham Telvi.
View from inside and out of the back of the Military Sealift Command Ship Private Franklin W. Phillips. A US Marine M54 Series 5-ton Cargo Truck comes up the stern ramp for back loading in the Port of Mogadishu, Somalia, 20 January 1993. The maritime prepositioning ship began back loading military vehicles and equipment used during the early stages of Operation Restore Hope by Joint Task Force Somalia.
Coalition special operations forces members stand next to Sportsman XP 850 all-terrain vehicles while providing security during a two-day presence patrol in Sar-e Takht village, Farah province, Afghanistan, 27 February 2012. Special operations forces personnel work with Afghan commandos assigned to the 9th Kandak to protect local communities and eradicate insurgent activity in the region.
Two LMTV (Light Medium Tactical Vehicle) 2 1/2-ton trucks make their way onto the deck of the Logistical Support Vessel (LSV), Port of Pusan, Republic of Korea, 21 Oct 1998. The LMTVs are part of the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, from Fort Lewis, WA, participating in Exercise Foal Eagle 98.  LMTV is part of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV).
Mack Model NO, 7 1/2 Ton 6x6 Truck, Brest, France, 1944 after D-Day. Courtesy: Mack Trucks Inc.

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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