Japanese youth during military training, 1916. warhistoryonlineLviv Eaglets, young defenders from Polish-Ukrainian War and Polish-Soviet War, 1918-1920. warhistoryonlineMomčilo Gavrić joined Serbian Army at the age of 8, 1914. The youngest soldier in the First World War. warhistoryonlineMomčilo Gavrić, Korfu, 1916. warhistoryonlineMomčilo Gavrić and another soldier reporting to major Stevan Tucović, 1916. WikipediaOnni Kokko, a Finnish boy soldier, died in 1918 after Battle of Tampere. warhistoryonlineSerbian young partisans, Yugoslavia, 1945. warhistoryonlineU.S. Marine 1st Lt. Hart H. Spiegel tries to communicate with two Japanese child soldiers captured during the Battle of Okinawa. June 17, 1945. worldwartwoUnknown young German anti-aircraft gunner ‘flakhelfer’ on position with devyatikilogrammovym projectile antiaircraft gun 8.8 cm FlaK 18:41 in the German city of Hagen. worldwartwoVolodya Tarnowski puts an autograph on a column of Reichstag, Berlin, 1945. warhistoryonlineVolodya Tarnowski with comrades in Berlin, 1945. warhistoryonlineYoung Polish resistance fighters in Warsaw during Uprising, Poland, 1944. warhistoryonlineGerman youth in uniform surrender to Allied troops in Snamont, Belgium. New Years, 1945. worldwartwoChild “soldiers” caught during the Battle of Berlin, April-May 1945. Most of them were ordered to ditch the uniform and go home. Behind them appears to be a column of their elders headed toward a processing center, these boys have been pulled out. worldwartwoA teenage German soldier, who served with the Hitlerjugend division, is taken prisoner by US troops near Forbach (Alsace), March 1945. worldwartwoA Red Army child soldier serving in a front-line line unit, 1942. The presence of children as young as 12 in Soviet army units was routine. They all received the same weapons and kit as adult soldiers, slightly adjusted for size. This boy is carrying the standard issue PpsH SMG and anti-personnel grenades. Worldwartwo16-year-old Wilhelm Hübner proudly accepts the Iron Cross Second Class from Joseph Goebbels. worldwartwoA 13-year-old POW from a Hitler Youth unit captured by the US Army in Martinszell-Waltenhofen, May 1945. worldwartwoA child soldier in China during the 1930s. worldwartwoAs many as 250,000 boys under the age of 18 served in the British Army during World War One. BBCYou May Also Interested: The Tragic History of the American Child Warriors.