Knight's Cross with Diamonds Recipients

1941–45

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Knight's Cross with Diamonds Recipients

1941–45

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Osprey's examination of the recipients of the Knight's Cross with Diamonds award of World War II (1939-1945). On 1 September 1939, the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was created by Hitler. It could be distributed to all ranks within any branch of the Wehrmacht, Waffen-SS or the auxiliary services, and it was the highest award that the Third Reich could offer. During the war, new grades of Knight's Cross were added. The Diamonds were introduced on 28 September 1941, and were the next highest grade above the Oakleaves and Swords. Only 27 awards of Diamonds were made during the war creating an elite echelon of war heroes and many of the awards were made for acts of extreme bravery which are detailed in this volume.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Awards · Recipients · Index

Product details

Published Apr 25 2006
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841766447
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 61 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 139
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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