Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves Recipients 1939–40

Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves Recipients 1939–40

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Elite 114
Illustrator: Ramiro Bujeiro
About this book
In 1939 a new grade in the Iron Cross series was introduced, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes). It was awarded for a variety of reasons, from skilled leadership to a single act of extreme gallantry, and was bestowed across all ranks, grades, and branches of service. As the war progresed, further distinctions were created for bestowal on existing winners, namely Oak-Leaves (Eichenlaub); Oak-Leaves with Swords (Eichenlaub und Schwertern); and Oak-Leaves with Swords and Diamonds (Eichenlaub, Schwerter und Brillanten). This book, the first in a sequence of four, covers winners of the Knights Cross and the Oak-Leaves distinction in the period 1939-40.
Contents
Introduction · The Knight's Cross · A description of the Knight's Cross · The award process and documents · Oak-Leaves, Swords and Diamonds distinctions · Distribution of the awards · Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves recipients · Glossary · Colour plate commentary · Index
Paperback; July 2004; 64 pages; ISBN: 9781841766416


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