What is the youngest age soldiers could be for the Germans?

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What is the youngest age soldiers could be for the Germans?

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I want to get into re-enactments playing a Waffen-SS troop in 1944-45, but I don't know how young they would accept males for it to be historically accurate. :| :?:
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17 years was the norm., after they'd done the compulsory 12 month stint with R..A.D.

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17, but sometimes younger within the SS and later the Heer and Lufwaffe as the war dragged on.
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Well, that's the thing. I'm fourteen years of age but I'm still working on my SS uniform. So maybe by the time I'm finished I might be 16 or 17... I am also from West Virginia USA.
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Do 12th SS then as stated and act as the "bubi" of the group, meaning the baby faced one ;)
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:lol: Lol but if you saw my face you would swear i look like I'm older!
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Even if you look 16, you'd still be "bubi" :D
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Don't let the age fool you :lol: 10 year old Hitler Youth kids killed Russians........ Even if they didn't kill very many LOL :)
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It's not the age that matters, but the look, one thing that makes a huge difference is the haircut!
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Very true. I have been slicking my hair back like people did back then for a while now :wink:
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Some reference work for you

http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2446 ... rgrenadier

If you can get past his slightly dubious political affiliations that he had in later life.

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It looks like a very interesting book! I will have to read it. :wink: I still have 2 years before I'm 16, by then hopefully I will have my 12 SS Uniform ready to go.
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