Defence Picture Library was formed in 1984 and is currently based
in offices at the former Royal Naval Hospital in Plymouth. The library
supports a wide client base as well as supporting The Ministry of
Defence and foreign government defence departments. If you cannot
locate the subject you are looking for on the website please email
the picture desk and we will respond straight away. In addition
we have a brochure of our images and copies can be obtained again
by emailing the picture desk.
Library is a specialist source of military images covering all aspects
of the world's armed forces in the air, on land and at sea The company's
photographers were among the first into liberated Kuwait City in
1991 and regularly sends staff to cover conflicts and humanitarian
the Bosnian war DPL photographers were again in the frontline and
in the recent Balkans crisis Dil Banerjee and Andrew Chittock spent
three weeks in Pristina documenting the work of the British soldiers
who spearheaded the multi-national force which advanced into Kosovo.
took the first picture of the top secret Russian research submarine
Beluga1 just weeks after the Cold War ended, was on the streets
of West Belfast to record the 20th anniversary of the trouble in
Ulster and was again among the first agencies into Bagram in Afghanistan
and Iraq to cover the 2003 conflcit.
in March 1984 the library has more than 900,000 images on file covering
the weapons and formations of forces in the USA, Canada, France,
Spain, Italy, China, Australia, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic,
Russia, Germany, Norway, Pakistan, India, Israel, Egypt, Jordan,
Indonesia, Serbia, the Netherlands, as well as Latvia and Estonia.
Library supports a wide spectrum of UK Ministry of Defence organisations
and has a wide range of commercial clients ranging from book publishers,
magazines and defence companies to advertising agencies and academic
organisations. In addition the Library has been commissioned on
several occasions to provide photography for key recruiting and
military doctrine brochures.
Swiss soldiers on their bicycles to the latest British Army Apache
attack helicopter our portfolio is diverse and is constantly growing.
If you have a picture request please browse our site and email your
requirements to our picture desk who will advise you by return of
the material we have to support your subject.
Jessica Kelly, James Rowlands and Dil Banerjee,