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Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves Recipients : Knight's Cross and Oakleaves,1939-40 - Bujeiro

Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves Recipients

Knight's Cross and Oakleaves,1939-40

By: Bujeiro

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Published: 1st July 2004
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Osprey's survey of the recipients of the Knight's Cross and Oak-Leaves awards during World War II (1939-1945). 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.

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

ISBN: 9781841766416
ISBN-10: 1841766410
Series: Elite
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.8 x 18.5  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.23
Edition Number: 1