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Description - Knight's Cross, Oak-leaves and Swords Recipients by Gordon Williamson

On 21 June 1941, as the Wehrmacht stormed forward across frontiers of the Soviet Union, Hitler instituted a new higher grade of the Knight's Cross decoration for galantry 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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841766430
ISBN-10: 1841766437
Format: Paperback
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Gordon Williamson

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.

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