Japanese Officer serving with the German Army in World War Two. Note the patch.

Japanese Officer serving with the German Army in World War Two. Note the patch.

Children from the Hitler Youth serving in the German Army at the last stages of WW2.  As Germany suffered more casualties, more teenagers volunteered and were accepted, initially as reserve troops but then as regulars. The German ethic of the boy soldier not only encouraged such service but towards the end of the war, the Germans even drafted boys as young as 12 into military service. These children saw extensive action and were among the fiercest and effective German defenders in the Battle…

Children from the Hitler Youth serving in the German Army at the last stages of WW2. As Germany suffered more casualties, more teenagers volunteered and were accepted, initially as reserve troops but then as regulars. The German ethic of the boy soldier not only encouraged such service but towards the end of the war, the Germans even drafted boys as young as 12 into military service. These children saw extensive action and were among the fiercest and effective German defenders in the Battle…

nazi germany color photos | ... : RELIVE THE TIMES: German army in Russia: WW2: Rare color photos

nazi germany color photos | ... : RELIVE THE TIMES: German army in Russia: WW2: Rare color photos

German army uniform (WW1)    A soldier in German army uniform from around the period of World War 1 (1914-1918)

German army uniform (WW1) A soldier in German army uniform from around the period of World War 1 (1914-1918)

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

Gas, mud and horror: How German and Allied forces fought during the First World War

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