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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: 1 Nov 1942 First LORAN-A navigation system placed in operation with four stations between the Chesapeake Capes and Nova Scotia.  More 
1 Nov 1943 US Marines land at Empress Augusta Bay, on west coast of Bougainville in the Solomon Islands [Operation Goodtime].
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Company E, 34th Armored Regiment, 5th Armored Division, at the Desert Training Center, Indio, CA, September 1942.  An A-20 bomber flys over a formation of M3 light tanks.  Some of the M3 tanks have an M on the turret, indicating that they are playing the role of Medium tanks for the exercise.
A National Guard M35A3 2 1/2-ton 6x6 truck loaded with tarps provided by FEMA stands next to a trailer load of ice provided by the State of Texas, Eagle Pass, TX, 28 April 2007.
Marine M50 ONTOS vehicle, which mounted six 106-mm recoilless rifles.
British General Bernard L. Montgomery watches his tanks move up, North Africa, November 1942.
Company of French Hotchkiss light tanks.
US Army combat camera crew uses the roof of a WC53 Truck, 3/4 ton, 4x4 Carryall, to photograph XV AAF 99th Bomb Group Boeing B-17 Flying Fortresses as they return from a mission in the Mediterranean Theater, 1943.  The photo was made in a Northern Tunisia valley, site of fierce fighting near the end of the Tunisian Campaign.

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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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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