Knight's Cross with Diamonds Recipients

1941–45

Knight's Cross with Diamonds Recipients cover

Knight's Cross with Diamonds Recipients

1941–45

Description

On 28 September 1941, Hitler instituted a new, supreme class of the Knight's Cross decoration for gallantry and leadership: the Oak-Leaves with Swords and Diamonds. This award would be presented to only 28 soldiers, sailors and airmen, out of the approximately 15 million who served in the German armed forces. This title describes and illustrates all 28 of those men from fighter aces and U-boat commanders, to the youngest generals in the Wehrmacht, and field marshals in command of army groups – and including one officer for whom Hitler had to invent a literally unique award that set him apart even among the 'Diamond-bearers'.

Product details

Published Jun 20 2012
Format Ebook (PDF)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781782000228
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 61 b/w; 8 col
Series Elite
Short code ELI 139
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Gordon Williamson

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