Gallery of Military Photos, Posters & Documents

Welcome to the Olive-Drab.com Gallery of Military Photos, Posters & Documents, an outstanding collection of military photos from World War II to the present, plus wartime posters, field and technical manuals, and many other interesting items.

Dorie Miller 'Above and Beyond' Poster
Dorie Miller 'Above and Beyond' Poster

Today in WW II: 2 Aug 1939 Albert Einstein writes to Pres. Roosevelt about the potential for a uniquely powerful uranium weapon and indications of German interest in it, the inspiration for the Manhattan Project.  More 
2 Aug 1943 Revolt by inmates of Treblinka death camp; guards and one SS officer killed and over 200 hundred inmates escaped; a few avoided death or recapture.
2 Aug 1943 Future US President John F. Kennedy's motor torpedo boat PT-109 is rammed by a Japanese destroyer in the Solomon Islands.
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Gallery of Military Photos, Posters & Documents

This collection was developed during years of sourcing photos and other items for the Olive-Drab.com website. It includes both well known images -- like the Iwo Jima flag raising -- along with many rare and extremely interesting items. The poster collection gathers many fine examples of war time recruiting, bond sales, and propaganda posters for your review. Documents such as Field Manuals and Technical Manuals as well as interesting items of militaria are included.

This page is a Category listing. Choose the category you are interested in from the list below, then click on it to see an array of thumbnail images of the items in that category. A randomly selected example is at the top of this page.

Military Vehicle Photos

Find additional photos and hi-res versions of military wheeled vehicles, armor and other tracked vehicles, and artillery at the Olive-Drab Military Mashup.

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