ECPAD. Agence d’images de la défense, a website of the French Ministery of Defence, is a centre of archives and audiovisual production. It focuses on the French army. Since 1915 it has collected over 10 million pictures and almost 30.000 films. This number keeps growing, as both the Ministery of Defence and private collectors donate material. The collection is being digitized. In December 2015 about 1,5 million pictures and 12.000 films were available online.
Various sections on the website contain digital primary sources: most notably the section ‘Archives’, but also for example ‘Centenaire 14-18.’ Images are divided into various subcategories. Basic search in an entire section is also possible. Images can be downloaded in JPEG format.