Shooting with cameras rather than guns, photographers act as the “eyes” of the military. Whether taking motion pictures or still photographs, oftentimes serving in the thick of the action, military photographers have captured and produced scores of images for the purposes of strategy and intelligence, mapmaking, and simply to document historic moments. Here are stories of photographers serving in World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, who helped to produce some of the most iconic images of these eras.
The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the War of 1812, including manuscripts, broadsides, pictures, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the War of 1812 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the War of 1812 and a bibliography containing selections for both general and younger readers.
Accompanies the 2011 PBS documentary on the War of 1812, with info on the making of the film, web-only bonus vieos, and background on the scholars and re-enactors who appear in the film. Includes teachers' resources.