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F-4 Phantom II fighter aircraft
Diagram of the 2008 South Ossetia War
Troops from 3rd Battalion, 3rd Marines in Afghanistan
Marines from 4th Battalion, 14th Marines operate the 155mm M198 howitzer
Benfold fires its five-inch 54-caliber MK45 gun
"After the war a medal and maybe a job", political cartoon from 1914
Assembling B-25 bombers at North American Aviation
Alhambra, a Moorish fortress and palace in Spain.
Journée du Poilu. 25 et 26 décembre 1915
US Civil War general Ambrose Everett Burnside
Senior American military officials of World War II
F/A-18C Hornet launching from the USS
Animated naval gun turret, based on a British 15 inch turret Mark 1
Footage of US Apache helicopter shooting Iraqis
Apollo13 load on deck of USS
Armenian woman kneeling beside a dead child near Aleppo in during the
Roundhouse in Atlanta, Georgia after the Atlanta Campaign
Aircraft carrier USS
Franklin attacked during World War II
Australian infantry wearing Small Box Respirators, 1917
Australian military encampment, 1918
Interior of the
Neue Wache in Berlin
B-2 Spirit over the Pacific Ocean
Experimental tracked gear on a B-36 Peacemaker
AV-8B Harrier II from VMA-231 landing in 2003
An attack on Beijing Castle during the Boxer Rebellion
Wounded coming ashore at Balaklava during the Crimean War
Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia 1 Koruna note. The protectorate was created by the Nazi regime in 1939, and this note was created by taking a Czechloslovak note then stamping over it.
U.S. pilots in action during World War I
Map of 1775 military installations in Boston
Niagara raised for the centennial of the Battle of Lake Erie
"Britain Needs You at Once" - World War I recruitment poster
Buffalo soldiers of the 25th Infantry
Thirteen C-17 Globemaster III aircraft fly over the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia
James Gillray's caricature shows William Pitt and Napoleon carving up the world.
Canadian victory bond poster in French
Canadian victory bond poster in English
US Civil War general Charles Griffin
The Custer Fight (1903), by Charles Marion Russell
Charles Pomeroy Stone with his daughter Hettie
Chateau Wood, Ypres, 1917
Soldiers of the Cheshire regiment in a trench during the Battle of the Somme
Chinese soldier, age 10, following the capture of Myitkyina airfield, Burma
Confederate dead behind the stone wall of Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg
Liberation of Paris, 1944
Aerial photograph of Soviet MRMB site in Cuba
Special Purpose Insertion/Extraction training
Siege of Sevastopol, 1855
U.S. Twelfth Army position map, 6 June 1944
The Battle of Scheveningen
A Chinese soldier, killed by Marines of the 1st Marine Division in Korea
Douglas MacArthur wades ashore during initial landings at Leyte
Duck and Cover, a US civil defense film
African-American soldiers of the Union army, American Civil War, 1864
Eilean Donan Castle, Scotland
Eisenhower addresses American paratroopers on D-Day
"England expects that every man will do his duty", signal sent by HMS
Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805
Crash landing on the USS
Enterprise while en route to attack Makin Island
Ernest Hemingway in Red Cross uniform
A Chechen man prays during the battle for Grozny
F-111 performing a dump-and-burn fuel dump
F-16 jet in flight over Iraq.
A F-16 jet in flight for the Solo Display Team
FA-18 automated aerial refueling
Filipino casualties on the first day of Philippine-American War
1918 Navy Enlistment Poster
Confederate position map of the First Battle of Manassas, 1861
Woodcut of the Russo-Japanese War by Kobayashi Kiyochika
Fort Baker at San Francisco Bay
"The [Franco-Prussian] War: Defence of Paris-Students Going to Man the Fortifications"
Robert Fulton's submarine design
German instrument of surrender, World War II
A knight in Gothic plate armour
Governor Davey's (sic) Proclamation to the Aborigines
A sixteenth century Spanish grant of arms
Return of the Great White Fleet
Schematic representation of a gun-type nuclear weapon
A German airplane brought down in the Forest of Argonne by American machine gunners between Montfaucon and Cierges, France.
Hendrik Merkus, Baron de Kock, Lieutenant-Governor of the Dutch East Indies, best known for his actions in the Java War, which included arresting Prince Diponegoro, the leader of the rebellion, when Diponegoro had been invited to negotiate under a flag of truce.
Re-enactment of the Rotterdam Blitz
Hitler and Mussolini, June 1940
Benito Mussolini and Adolf Hitler
HMCS St. John's (FFH 340) in Gdynia harbor (Poland)
Idi Amin, ruler of Uganda from 1971 to 1979. Caricature by Edmund S. Valtman.
British Gunners in Action at the Front
Japanese instrument of surrender, World War II
LCVP disembarking troops at Omaha Beach on D-Day
Iowa class battleship main battery turret
World War I Irish recruitment poster
USAF bombing in Italy during Operation Strangle
The Ivy Mike nuclear weapon test
The Emperor Napoleon in His Study at the Tuileries
A Japanese archer with targets
Suicude of two Imperial Japanese Marines
"Joan of Arc saved France--Women of America, save your country--Buy War Savings Stamps", poster for World War I war savings stamps, 1918.
Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Sketch by Alfred Waud.
Trains under attack during the Korean War
Leeds Castle in Kent, England
Design for the
Lexington class battlecruiser, 1919
Military execution of the conspirators in the Abraham Lincoln assassination
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
Lowering the flag on
Lieutenant "Mike" Hunter, Army pilot
A simplified schematic diagram of an M1 Abrams tank
An M777 Light Towed Howitzer in service with the 10th Mountain Division in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Charkh District, Logar Province, Afghanistan.
Ottoman machine gun corps at the Tell el Sheria Gaza line, 1917
Marine private at Da Nang, Vietnam
Original design for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The Transvaal War: General Sir George Colley at the Battle of Majuba Mountain Just Before He Was Killed, by Melton Prior.
United States Navy Admiral
Michael Mullen, 17th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Military College of Chapultepec
Charles Minard's chart of Napoleon's 1812 Russian campaign
The atomic bombing of Nagasaki
Caricature of Napoleon's exile to Elba
Sunrise, Inverness Copse by symbolic First World War artist Paul Nash
Human research subject in a wind tunnel, 1946
National Fund for the Welsh Troops
Binoculars on the signal bridge of the USS
Harry S. Truman
Landing ships putting cargo ashore on one of the Normandy invasion beaches
"The Situation Room", where Obama, Biden, Clinton, and others were awaiting updates on Osama bin Laden during the mission to kill him.
Japanese cold weapons and other military paraphernalia, ca.1892-95. Hand-colored glass slide
Test Baker, Operation Crossroads at Bikini atoll, 1946
Ottoman surrender of Jerusalem to the British, December 9, 1917
Our New 'First Lord' at Sea
SAI KZ IV, registration OY-DIZ, the only SAI KZ IV built and used before the end of World War II.
LGM-118A Peacekeeper missile system test
"Andes near Alparmarca, Peru: Sketched from an Elevation of 16,000 Feet" by Alfred Agate, United States Exploring Expedition
Japanese Invasion currency from the Philippines]]: 10 pesos (1942).
Allan Pinkerton, President Abraham Lincoln, and Major General John A. McClernand
Polish cavalry in Sochaczew, 1939
President Rutherford B. Hayes was the 19th President of the USA
The cover of
Puck from April 6, 1901
Video of the Raising of the Flag on Iwo Jima
Seneca nation chief Red Jacket
Recruitment poster for the Australian Red Cross, 1914-1918
The first aerial refueling
Poppies placed in the
Roll of Honour at the Australian War Memorial
Richmond, Virginia after the American Civil War
Robert McGee, scalped as a child by Sioux Chief Little Turtle
Rows of bodies of dead inmates fill the yard of Lager Nordhausen, a Gestapo concentration camp.
A World War II anti-Japanese propaganda poster
US World War I recruitment poster
Depiction of sixteenth century cannon placements
Propaganda of the Spanish American War
Francis B. Spinola, Brigadier General for the Union in the American Civil War, and Member for New York of the United States House of Representatives.
The [Franco-Prussian] War: Fall of Strasbourg - Departure of French Prisoners
Su-27 from Russian Knights aerobatic team on landing
A Sukhoi Su-30 of the Russian Air Force inflight over Russia in June 2010
Sultan Pasha Al-Atrash, leader of the Druze people
Supermarine Spitfire Mk XVI
A synagogue in New York City remained on D-Day
Allied tanks advance in Langres, France, during World War I
Schematic representation of a Teller-Ulam design nuclear weapon
The burning of Columbia, South Carolina, February 17, 1865
Ottoman camel corps at Beersheba during the First Suez Offensive of World War I
The capture of Blagoveshchensk
Qianlong Emperor of China in ceremonial armour on horseback
Col. Theodore Roosevelt, 1898
Winch parts on the wreck of the SS
British plan of attack on Fort Ticonderoga, 1759
The Lion Tower in Tripoli, an important example of 15th-century Lebanese architecture, as photographed by the American Colony of Jerusalem photographic division shortly after 1900
Australian Army recruitment poster from World War I
Nuclear detonation from the "Tumbler Snapper" test series
Ottoman heliograph crew at Huj during World War I, 1917
Ottoman/Turkish trenches on the shores of the Dead Sea, 1917
Captain Edward M. Thomas of the Tuskeegee Airmen
Tuskegee airmen in Italy, 1945
Hawaii overprint note from World War II, meant to identify Hawaiian currency in the case of a successful Japanese invasion of said state, so that it could be declared worthless.
$10 Hawaii overprint note
$20 Hawaii overprint note
$1 banknote from the
North Africa series, from World War II. The yellow markings serve a similar purpose to the markings on the Hawaii overprint notes, letting them be declared worthless should large amounts be captured by Axis forces.
$5 banknote from the North Africa series.
$10 banknote from the North Africa series.
Certified proof of Cuban one silver peso note, showing
Certified proof of Cuban one silver peso note, showing
Certified proof of Cuban fifty silver peso note, showing
U.S. Army soldiers on Bougainville
Burning of the United States Capitol
USAF aircraft of the 335th Fighter Squadron
Annapolis in the Arctic
Bunker Hill hit by kamikazes during the Battle of Okinawa
Essex (CV-9) in heavy seas, 1960
Iowa firing a full broadside
Oregon in dry dock, September 1898
Pennsylvania entering Lingayen Gulf
Shaw exploding at Pearl Harbor
West Virginia (BB-48)
Soviet frigate "Bezzavetniy" intentionally collids with USS
American M8 tank in Paris, August 1944
Schematic diagram of a V-2 rocket design
A boy killed and set on fire by a V-2 rocket attack in Belgium on November 27, 1944
Vice Admiral John Duncan Bulkeley of the United States Navy
Vaxholm Fortress was once an incredibly important part of Stockholm, Sweden's defenses. However, by the 19th century if had become so militarily useless that, according to our article on it, "the great Prussian Field Marshal Von Moltke was only ever seen to smile twice. Once when they told him his mother-in-law was dead and again when he saw Vaxholm Fortress."
An infantryman is lowered into a tunnel by members of a reconnaissance platoon during Operation
Oregon of the Vietnam War
Waldenburg, Germany, 1945
Diagram of a warship from the 1728
Map of the Waterloo Campaign
"An Available Candidate: The One Qualification for a Whig President"
Only the Navy Can Stop This
Charge of the Light Brigade
The print version of "Sherman in South Carolina: The burning of McPhersonville"
The original sketch of "Sherman in South Carolina: The burning of McPhersonville"
SM sinking the U-21 Linda Blanche, a painting by Willy Stöwer, the Kaiser's favourite naval painter.
Aftermath of the Wounded Knee Massacre, January 1891
Wrecked German ammunition train, destroyed by shell fire, World War I
World War I recruitment poster
Douglas MacArthur signs the formal surrender of Japanese forces on the USS
Woman aircraft worker, 1942
Yamato in her final configuration on April 7, 1945.
World War I poster urging Yiddish speakers to support the war effort
Siege of Yorktown, Virginia, 1862