The average age of the Lithuanian partisan was just twenty...farm boys and students mostly from rural villages and the universities
Hugo Boss started his clothing company in 1924 in Metzingen. His company was supplier for Nazi uniforms since 1924. Hugo Boss was one of the firms contracted by the Nazis to design the black SS uniforms along with the brown SA shirts, and the Hitler Youth uniforms.
Soviet mobilization during WWII included worker militias. Many large factories organized such militias to battle on the front line in places like Stalingrad and Leningrad. With little training and only a rifle for weapon, they suffered as many casualties proportionally as the Red Army did.
The maquis Photo of Ambrus in arms in 1944 / private collection Gilbert Toureille
Russian soldier with a Thompson submachine gun. Stalingrad, January 1943. This is a day in the life of a soldier because it is showing how miserable and cold some of the battles were. And how the soldiers had to stand in the cold for hours.