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Military Vehicle Online Videos

On-line video has exploded in popularity due to rapid growth of broadband Internet access coupled with websites that offer free or low cost video hosting. Led by YouTube.com, these sites allow users to upload personal video clips on any subject. These video services have created a new opportunity for Military Vehicle owners to post video of their project vehicles, group meetings and trail rides, vintage video clips or newsreels that feature MVs. Here are some samples:


You can find more of these at YouTube.com (and other video hosting sies) using their search.

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23 Oct 1944 Palawan Island, Japanese armada detected on route to Leyte; American submarines sink two Japanese cruisers.
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Military Vehicle Online Videos at Olive-Drab.com on YouTube

Olive-Drab.com has a Channel on YouTube where videos about military vehicles are posted. These are primarily vintage newsreels, millitary training films, or promotional film from vehicle manufacturers. New videos are added as they are discovered and processed for upload to YouTube.

Here is a catalog of the most significant videos at the Olive-Drab.com YouTube Channel. Click the video title to view it. Click the Olive-Drab.com link for more information on the topic of the video.

Video TitleMore Information
Autobiography of a JeepOrigin: How the Army Jeep was Born
Willys MB vs Ford GPW: What's the Difference?Origin: How the Army Jeep was Born
Willys MB / Ford GPW WW II Army Jeep
The Jeep in War and PeaceWillys MB / Ford GPW WW II Army Jeep
Ford Reconnaissance Cars Join the ArmyFord GP Prototype Jeep
Strictly GI: Honorable DischargeFord GP Prototype Jeep
New Caledonia JeepsWWII History: Pacific Theater: Overview
WWII Jeeps in ColorWillys MB / Ford GPW WW II Army Jeep<
The Evolution of U.S. Military TrucksWillys MB / Ford GPW WW II Army Jeep
Highballing to VictoryMilitary Vehicle Charts
Red Ball HighwayRed Ball Express
Chevrolet Leader News, Vol. 1, No. 3Pre-WW II Chevrolet Military Light Trucks
M62 5-Ton WreckerM62 5-Ton Wrecker
DUKW The Seagoing TruckDUKW Amphibious 2 1/2 Ton 6x6 Truck
Armor and Artillery
Troop Train (Armored Division)Military Vehicle Charts
FOB America: M10 Tank DestroyerM-10 Tank Destroyer
M-16 Gun Motor Carriage Antiaircraft Halftracks TrainingM-16 Gun Motor Carriage, Halftrack
Other Vehicles and Multiple Vehicle Types
Top 3 US Army Trucks of WW IIMilitary Vehicle Charts
US Army Motorcycle Dispatch Riders Road TestMilitary Motorcycles & Scooters
US Marines Road Retreat from ChosinKorean War Brief History
Army Staff Car, 1943 (Brief, Color)Military Staff / Command Cars
KettenkradKettenkrad Small Tracked Military Motorcycle (German Army WW II)

See also Military Online Videos for more videos on other topics.

Commercial Source of Military Vehicle Videos

Vintage Video has a large library of films dating back to World War II or earlier. Their unique collection of original documentaries and films covers many topics such as military vehicles, aircraft, armor, weapons, horse cavalry, military tactics, airborne, navy operations, and more. These videos are available via their website or catalog and are an incredible, valuable resource for the collector, restorer or reenactor.

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