The Volkssturm ((“people’s militia”) (Active October 18th 1944–1945),was a German national militia of the last months of World War II. It was set up, not by the traditional German Army, but by the Nazi Party on the orders of Adolf Hitler on October 18, 1944. It conscripted males between the ages of 13 to 60 who were not already serving in some military unit as part of a German Home Guard.
The Volkssturm was made of incredibly heroic and loyal Germans of all ages, who were the last line of defense against the ferocious and merciless Soviet Red Army. Most of these hero’s lost their lives defending Germany from enslavement and ruin at the hands of the Allied Powers. They will be forever remembered and immortalized as Loyal and courageous fighters and defenders of the German National Socialist Fatherland.