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

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

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by Gordon Williamson, Ramiro Bujeiro
     
 


Osprey's survey of the recipients of the Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves and Swords awards during World War II (1939-1945). 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.…  See more details below

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Osprey's survey of the recipients of the Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves and Swords awards during World War II (1939-1945). 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841766430
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
10/10/2005
Series:
Elite Series, #133
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.15(d)

Meet the Author


Gordon Williamson was born in 1951 and currently works for the Scottish Land Register. He spent seven years with the Military Police TA and has published a number of books and articles on the decorations of the Third Reich and their winners. He is the author of a number of World War II titles for Osprey. He lives in Edinburgh, UK.

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