The Complete Knight's Cross

The Years of Victory 1939-1941

Kevin Brazier

This series tells the story of all 7,364 men who were awarded the Knight's Cross, including the disputed awards. The series has over 200 photos of holders of the medal and over 100 photos of their graves. The recipients are listed in the order of the date of award. Their burial locations, where known are given. Any higher awards are also covered.
Date Published :
June 2021
Publisher :
Fonthill Media
Illustration :
75 black and white
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781781557815
Pages : 256
Dimensions : 9.21 X 6.14 inches
Stock Status : In stock
-
+
$54.00

Overview
-

The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross, to give it its full name, owes its origins to the Pour le Mérite (Blue Max), an imperial award dating back to 1740. The Complete Knight’s Cross volumes tell the story of all 7,364 men who were granted the award (including all the disputed awards). The three volumes have over 200 photos of holders of the medal and over 100 photos of their graves. Volume One deals with 1939-41 (numbers 1-1267) and is subtitled The Years of Victory. Volume Two deals with 1942-43 (numbers 1268-3685) and is subtitled The Years of Stalemate. Volume Three deals with 1944-45 (numbers 3686-7364) and is subtitled The Years of Defeat. The recipients are listed in the order of the date of award. Each entry starts with the recipient’s rank and name, followed by details of the action or actions for which they were granted the award. Other interesting facts and stories are also included for many of the awards. Burial locations, where known, are also given. Any higher awards (Oak Leaves, Swords, Diamonds and the ultimate Golden award) are also covered.

About The Author
-

Kevin Brazier has investigated the lives, careers and military exploits of all 1358 VC holders in order to compile this unique book. He has long been intrigued by medals and medal recipients, in particular by the VC, Britain’s highest award for gallantry. His other books include The Complete George Cross and The Complete Blue Max.

More from this publisher