Olive-Drab.com has many sections and pages relating to military history, particularly from an American perespective on World War II and more recent times. For example, the World War II History Pages in the Military History Section.
This page is a directory of more web sites that specialize in military history.
|Military History -- Web Resources|
site dedicated to African-Americans who fought in all wars. Many biographies
and other historical information.
|AM General Jeep and HMMWV History. The AM General company manufactures
the HMMWV (and civilian Hummer) and also makes and remanufactures 6x6
trucks. Their web site has the history of the company going back to the Willys-Overland Company of WW II jeep fame.
Day: When the doughboys came marching home. A rememberance, with photos,
of the day WW I ended in Detroit. Part of The Detroit News living history project called Rearview
|An Atlas F ICBM silo has been documented and renovated by Alexander Michael. In 1960 the USAF called the site Boquett 556-5 or Lewis Missile Base, but Michael prefers to call it Bouquet 556.
|Australian War Memorial
is a complex facility consisting of databases, photo archives, art gallery
and records repository. Plus the Memorial Shop with an on-line catalog
of items for purchase including books and videos. Easy to use search facilities
make this site a most useful resource. Covers from early WW II through
|Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation. Web site which covers the long history of African-American service in wars from the Revolutionary War to the present day.
|Britannica Online, the web version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, provides a good overview of many topics
in military history. For example, their "Normandy" special presentation
is an excellent multimedia presentation on the build-up, invasion, and
aftermath of D-Day 1944. Thanks to S. Rothman for the suggestion.
|British Tank Museum Archive is probably the most extensive resource on armoured warfare
to be found anywhere. Also contains an impressive collection of war diaries
from the Tank Corps battalions of the First World War through to the many
and varied elements of the Royal Armoured Corps in World War Two.
Museum of Civilization military history collection. Includes clothing,
art, vehicles, aircraft.
History and the National Security Agency. The art and science of cryptology
has driven the work of NSA since its inception. The Center for Cryptologic History (CCH) is responsible for NSA's Cryptologic History Program, the object of which is to preserve the institutional memory of NSA and to document the role of cryptology in American history.
Library at Texas A&M University has an on-line catalog of their
collection of militaria and artifacts from the Gulf War and Civil War
|EarthStation1.com: The Internet's Original Multimedia Museum ™ World history in digital sounds & pictures, the audio/visual history of the media age. Although there is much other
material, the WWII Sound & Image Archive is the "crown jewel" of the website
with a gallery of hundreds of pictures of aircraft, hundreds of broadcasts
from both sides, pages organized by country, subject and date, and so
much more, it's become the foremost WWII media site on the web.
|Emergence of the Intelligence Establishment. Department of State document which documents the transition 1945 - 1950 from the WW II Office of Strategic
Services (OSS) to the post-war CIA and intelligence community in the US.
Includes previously highly classified information about wartime and post
war intelligence activities of the United States Government drawn from
|Illuminating the past through personal narratives and other first-hand
sources, EyeWitness is presented by Eyewitness to History
a digital publisher of educational CD-ROMs. Titles
available for WW I, WW II and other military history related topic areas.
Armoured Vehicles - 1918 Onwards by Janne Kemppi lists over 60 vehicle
types with notes on their origin and use.
|In Flanders Fields is
a Belgian site with extensive WW I resources.
|The History Net is a comprehensive
portal to web resources on history, including extensive coverage of military
history. Well worth a visit.
|IndianaMilitary.org has a very large web site for three World War II bases in South-Central Indiana
and the Divisions that trained there. Included are the 28th, 30th, 31st,
38th, 83rd, 92nd and 106th Divisions, Camp Atterbury, Wakeman General
Hospital, glider pilots, Tuskegee airmen, Italian and German POWs, and
many, many more. The history begins with WW II and extends to the present
time for those bases.
|"Lafayette, We Are Here":
The War College Division and American Military Planning for the AEF in
World War I. Michael J. McCarthy, Marshall University, May 1991.
|The Military History Virtual Library Document Archive has been assembled from many sources and is
very comprehensive, covering wars across the globe for the past several centuries.
Virtual Tour. A virtual reality tour of an abandoned underground missile
complex. Step by step photo catalog plus diagrams of a US ICBM launch
|Alan Parkinson describes his time as a National Serviceman, serving as a Private in the Kings Own Royal Border Regiment in the British Cameroons, West Africa from 1960-62.
|Naval Historical Center
FAQ Frequently Asked Questions. Of the thousands of questions the
center receives during the year, these are the most common topics along
|The Nebraska Ordnance Plant at Meade was active during World War II and during the Korean
Conflict. Today a few artifacts remain to document a significant historical
event in American History. The Mead Public Library is committed to preserving
the history and some artifacts of this era.
|Ed Thelen's Nike Missile Web Site. This site presents a great deal of Nike Hercules historical, technical
and operational information and provides extensive links to Nike related
books, documents, and to other Nike related www sites. This site also
provides a photographic tour of Nike site SF-88 (being restored), location
information of Nike sites, and a list of Nike People. (Thanks to Bob Klein for this suggestion.)
Computers. This historical monograph covers the pioneer efforts and
subsequent contributions of the U.S. Army Ordnance Corps in the field
of automatic electronic computing systems during the period 1942 through
1961. By Karl Kempf, Historical Officer, Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD,
Arsenal History of the US Army Missile Command and its predecessors
who have achieved several significant "firsts" in the history of rocket
and guided missile development and space exploration. Multimedia materials,
|The Scots at War project aims to develop historical information to document the contributions of Scots who should be honoured for their service to their country.|
|Signal Corps in San Francisco Earthquake. This page from the
Museum of the City of San Francisco is the text of an article written in 1906 about
the work of the US Army Signal Corps during the aftermath of the Great
Earthquake in San Francisco.
|The 1919 Transcontinental Motor Convoy. The first Transcontinental Motor Convoy of 1919, as
the expedition was known, consisted of eighty-one motorized Army vehicles
which crossed the US from east to west. The convoy set a world record
pace for the time, traveling a total continuous distance of 3,251 miles,
from Washington, D.C. to San Francisco, in 62 days. Lieutenant Colonel
Dwight D. Eisenhower participated and was thereafter always an advocate
of motor transport and later the Interstate Highway System. Eisenhower's full career bio is found at this location.
|Trenches on the Web. An Internet
history of the Great War: information on the people, places, and events
that comprised one of the worst calamities of modern history, World War
Army Equipment of the Individual Soldier, 1910 - 1939. Very detailed
text, photos and drawings of clothing, web gear, packs, tents, weapons
|US Army Center for Military History,
A wealth of materials including the full text of every Medal of Honor
citation, organizational lineages, guide to all Army museums, Army Nurse
Corps history, much more. They also provide this page
of links to other web sites of military history, primarily from the
|United States Army Military History Institute, a department of the U.S. Army War College, is the U.S. Army's central repository for historical materials. It has a mission to collect, preserve, and make available to researchers source materials on Military History, especially American
military history. This site has searchable databases and archives for
all periods of US history, special collections about the Civil War and
Army Unit Histories. Links to other resources.
|US Navy, Naval Historical Center. Mission: To enhance the Navy's effectiveness by preserving,
analyzing and interpreting its hard-earned experience and history for
the Navy and the American people. Many text and photo resources concerning
the Navy, USMC, and Navy Aviation.
|The Victoria Cross is the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy
that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces. This site indexes
every recipient in the history of the award.
|Wartime Press provides an historical reference site to a multitude of original books, booklets, magazines, manuals, newspapers and document relating to wartime eras, with particular depth for World War II from American, British and German sources among others.