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Army & Navy store combined with the Evangeline Museum, Saint Martinville, LA, November 1938
Army & Navy store combined with the Evangeline Museum
Saint Martinville, LA, November 1938.

Today in WW II: 17 Aug 1940 Italian armed forces under Marshal d'Armata Rodolfo Graziani invaded and occupied British Somaliland, threatening American Red Sea merchant shipping and British access to India.  More 
17 Aug 1942 Raid on Makin Atoll in the Gilbert Islands, led by Lt. Colonel Evans F. Carlson, USMC.
17 Aug 1943 RAF attack (Operation Hydra) on German V-2 rocket facility at Peenemünde demolishes the factory. Over 500 Allied bombers dropped 1600 tons of explosives and 280 tons of incendiaries.
17 Aug 1943 First Quebec Conference [QUADRANT] held between British, Canadian and United States governments [August 17-24].
17 Aug 1943 Just hours after the last German units evacuated the city, elements of the US 3d Infantry Division's 7th Infantry Regiment enter Messina, Sicily, the final objective of Operation Husky.
Visit the Olive-Drab.com World War II Timeline for day-by-day events 1939-1945! See also WW2 Books.

Olive-Drab.com provides military theme apparel, coffee mugs and other items, plus photo collections, individual hi-res images, and a lot of interesting ways to leverage the many military photos and images for your use in other ways.

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Olive-Drab.com store at Zazzle
Olive-Drab.com store at Zazzle

A new Olive-Drab.com Military Theme Merchandise store is available in partnership with Zazzle. You can select from a range of Olive-Drab.com customized and exclusive images and have t-shirts, other apparel, coffee mugs and more individually printed with your design selection. Perfect as gifts or for personal use as a statement of your interests.

Zazzle was selected for this work based on experience with their quality and on-time delivery. Olive-Drab.com visitors choose Zazzle! Multiple top flight brands are available and you can select from many colors and styles. Check it out!

Olive-Drab.com Recommended Military Books and Movies

In the Military Books and Movies section of Olive-Drab.com we have collected many of the most important and interesting titles across the range of military subject matter, covering printed books, electronic books, and video of military fiction and documentaries. In the Recommended Military Books section, current books and classics are listed with brief reviews, organized under more than fifteen categories. Sales are conducted through our affiliation with the ultra-efficient Amazon.com.

Olive-Drab.com Photo Collections

The Olive-Drab.com website is noted for its exceptional presentation of photos of military equipment and historical events. The photos, posters, and documents are part of a vast archive of materials that originate in private collections and public repositories that have been researched by Olive-Drab.com for decades.

Now Olive-Drab.com is making some of these images available for your own use on your own computer or website. These collections each contain hundreds of digital images organized by subject, time period, and document size. Here is the first collection, available now:

Click on the link for more information about the collection and how to buy it. For individual images and high-resolution photos, visit the Olive-Drab.com Historical Military Photo and Poster Gallery and our sister site MilitaryMashUp.com.

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