Knight's Cross, Oak-Leaves and Swords Recipients 1941–45

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Knight's Cross, Oak-Leaves and Swords Recipients 1941–45

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On 21 June 1941, as the Wehrmachtstormed forward across the frontiers of the Soviet Union, Hitler instituted a new higher grade of the Knight's Cross decoration for gallantry and leadership: the silver clasp of the Oak-Leaves with Swords. It would be awarded to only 159 men of the approximately 15 million who served in the German armed forces during World War II. This third in a sequence of four titles describes and illustrates a selection of the recipients: from much-wounded front line infantry officers, to Hitler's 'brother-in-law'; from a sergeant pilot fighter ace, to the commanding general of the greatest tank force ever gathered on the Russian Front.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Description · Awards · Distribution of the Awards · Recipients · Glossary · Colour Plate Commentary · Index

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Published 10 Sep 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841766430
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 55 b/w; 8 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Elite
Short code ELI 133
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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