Military Information & Intelligence

This section provides information about many topics realted to the organization and operation of the military in the U.S. and other countries as well as related topics with a military flavor.

Pilots of the United States Army Air Transport Command studying a map, 1941
Pilots of the United States Army Air Transport Command studying a map, 1941.

Today in WW II: 25 May 1940 Boulogne, France is captured by the Germans.  More 
25 May 1941 King George of Greece abandons Crete, relocating to Cairo in a narrow escape from German forces.
25 May 1942 Japanese attack force leaves Hokkaido for invasion of the Aleutians Islands, Alaska.
25 May 1945 Chiefs of Staff of US military set 1 November 1945 as start date for invasion of Japan [Operation Downfall]. The huge casualties of Downfall avoided by use of Atomic Bombs in Aug 1945.
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Military Information & Intelligence

This section includes links to Olive-Drab.com pages that cover organization and units of the U.S. Department of Defense as well as the MOD organizations of many of the world's nations. Beyond that, you will find here information about diverse military topics including forms of military entertainment, military reference materials and intelligence sources, as well as books and videos with military subject matter.