The military and armed conflicts attracted photographers from the earliest of years. Due to technical limitations however such as bulky equipment,wet plate processes that were non-conducive for capturing ANY movement[hence all those stiff Victorian necks and facial expressions in those earliest of photos!]and even the non-permanency of the earliest developing/fixing chemicals used very few interesting genre photos exist today. Nevertheless with the rise of the history of photography after 1945 in North America (though such formalist/academic history had been ongoing in Europe for decades) increasing attention has been paid to searching for,preserving and publishing "old historical photos" of all kinds. Fortunatley the armed forces and armed conflicts have been part of this post-World War II interest.
This page will be dedicated to commemorating and furnishing information including links to military/war photographers,photographs and related topics. The interrelationships between photography,art,illustration and the mass media will not be ignored despite being already well covered.
H-GIG: A University of California web site displaying links on the www related to the history of photography.
...The Siege and Commune of Paris
Northwestern University Special Collection's online links to over 1200 digitized photographs and images produced originally during c.1871. The online collection is constantly being added to.
Anglo-Boer War Photos Index
A South African Museum's online display of over 60 contemporary photographs of the "South African War,1899-1902".
Refugees in The Netherlands during the First World War 1914-1918
A beautifully designed and thoughtfully presented site on a very neglected topic: military and civilian internees and internment camps/sites. Highly recommended especially for a wonderful 143 images/pages "Slideshow" that includes many rare photographs of the internees and/or their camps/locales.
La Grande Guerre WWI
From France comes this interesting site of both historical and contemporary photos of Northern French war sites. The latter include a very fine set of photos showing the excavation and recovery of a British tank from 1917.