Reminded by that slightly odd thread of a mate who once went into a Polish Barbers with a page from a German soldier's Handbook on how to get a 'correct' Military haircut, and came out with something that oddly suited him... and Owen's suggestion that we have a separate haircuts thread. Here it is. Let's get this picture over with first: That's that done... I remember some mention of Spielberg insisting the Germans in Band of Brothers (or maybe Shaving Ryan's Privates?) had shaved heads rather than a more authentic style as it made them look more brutal, but you really don't see many pictures of shaven headed German troops at all. Getting a WWII German Haircut / der Erste Zug Some pictures from the IWM: British and American troops queue to have their haircut in Cully, 9 July 1944. A soldier with the 1st Norfolk Regiment, 185th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division, has a haircut in the line south of Venray, 16 October 1944. Pte J Muir of 51st Highland Division has a haircut, 5 September 1944. Pilots line up for a haircut while waiting on standby near the No. 122 Wing Operations Room at B7/Martragny, Normandy. In the chair is Flying Officer J M W Lloyd of No. 65 Squadron RAF: the barber is Leading Aircraftman William Heasman from Brighton. A pilot at Fairlop airfield in Essex has a haircut during a break between sweeps. A Supermarine Spitfire is in the background. The Medical Officer of No 417 Squadron, Royal Canadian Air Force, Flight Lieutenant H J F Joncas, having a haircut while seated on a five-gallon can Nice image: http://www.mywarhistory.com/uploads/myWarPictures/177-Belts_giving_haircut_to_Parker.jpg from: MyWarHistory.com - Thomas L. Buettner - Service Hero Page - Private First Class Finding it tricky to find 'official' info on military haircuts via Google - lots of reenactor snippets, but not much from manuals/regulations, Axis or Allied.