Today in WW II: 11 Mar 1941 The Lend-Lease Act signed by President Roosevelt, opening the way for ever increasing shipments of defense materiel that allies [primarily Britain and Russia] were unable to pay for.
World War II Jeeps -- The World's Favorite Military Vehicle
Since the jeep was invented in 1940 for the U.S. Army there has been a world-wide fascination with this go-anywhere, do-anything little truck. Olive-Drab.com has accumulated a huge archive of photos and documents that show the early history of the jeep and its use in World War II. A selection of the best photos from this archive are now available to you in the WW II Jeeps Photo Collection.
What's in the Olive-Drab.com WW II Jeeps Photo Collection?
This marvelous collection consists of more than 200 vintage jeep photos from the years 1940-1951, covering:
Prototypes including the original Bantam, the BRC-40, Willys Quad, and Ford GP
Production photos from the factories
Standard WW II jeep models Willys MB, Ford GPW and the amphibious Ford GPA
Testing and military maneuvers with the jeep
Processing, packing and shipping jeeps overseas
Combat in Europe, Africa, the Pacific and Korea
Jeeps in the US during the war
Each photo is accompanied by a caption, description and date (if available) giving the information that is known about the time and place of the photo. This page shows a few samples, much smaller than the photos you will receive.
In addition to the hundreds of photos, the collection also includes these additional items related to the WW II jeep:
Bonus #1 TM9-803, the complete technical manual for the World War II jeep (149 pages, PDF format)
Bonus #2 Images of six of the World War II posters featuring the jeep, urging civilians to save materials, increase production and to purchase War Bonds
Bonus #3 A four page bibliography of Jeep history, facts, and technical documentation (4 pages, PDF format)
Sample Poster Image
Tremendous Value of this Collection
Many of the individual photos in this collection have been sold as a single item. If you add up all the photo fees, the value exceeds $100. Then add the value of the TM9-803 which has been sold on eBay for $10 or more, for a digital copy of the manual by itself. These items plus the other things included here make the asking price for this collection a real bargain.
What can you do with a Digital Download?
As soon as you make payment for this auction you will download the collection to your computer where it will be stored. The download is in the form of a zip file (a compressed format that saves time when downloading) that opens up just by clicking on it. When opened, you will see the individual photo files and the other files as described here.
Once the photos are on your computer you can do anything you wish with them:
Print out the ones you are most interested in
Make posters of the large format photos
Create T-shirts, mugs etc. as gifts or for personal use
Copy all or part of the collection to CD
Decorate your own website
Email to friends
Many other uses
Since the photo files are JPEG format (extension .jpg), any standard photo software can be used to change the size, crop to feature certain details or any other ideas you have. The possibilities are unlimited.
Advantages of a Digital Download Delivery
This collection is delivered by immediate digital download. Within minutes of your payment you will be looking at the collection on your own computer. By making this delivery electronically, there is no physical shipping which saves you time and saves the publisher's costs resulting in a better product in your hands for less money. There is no delay before receiving your collection and there are no fees for producing a CD copy, for packaging, handling or shipping.
Absolutely No Risk to You
Return Policy: Unconditional satisfaction guaranteed or Money Back. Please let me know if any problem or issue with this digital product within three days of your purchase. If your problem or issue cannot be resolved to your satisfaction, you will receive a refund through PayPal. Check my eBay feedback to see my solid reputation and buyer satisfaction.
The contents of this collection are drawn from the immense collections of the U.S. Government in the National Archives, the archives of the military services, and compilations of these photos maintained by universities, libraries and foundations. The images are in the public domain and may be used for any lawful purpose.
Here is How to Download the Collection
Just click on the Add to Cart button, make your PayPal payment arrangements, and in a few seconds you will get your download instructions. You can use the View Cart button to see your purchase has been added correctly: