This youngster looks no more than 16. The picture though was taken in 1941 in Russia. Lying about your age was not uncommon in the age of volunteering for war, but the German army wasn't easy to fool. Somehow, this kid got his wish to join the firing line.
Unseen images reveal life in Europe after World War II
A destroyed German Panzer tank lies next to a road in Belgium in 1947. Hitler's feared Panzer divisions were a hallmark of Germany's rapid gains across Europe in the early stages of the war by using an innovative strategy known as blitzkrieg - which translates to 'lightning war'