On 28 September 1941, Hitler instituted a brand new, perfect category of the Knight's move ornament for gallantry and management: the Oak-Leaves with Swords and Diamonds. This award will be offered to simply 28 infantrymen, sailors and airmen, out of the nearly 15 million who served within the German defense force. This identify describes and illustrates all 28 of these males from fighter aces and U-boat commanders, to the youngest generals within the Wehrmacht, and box marshals answerable for military teams – and together with one officer for whom Hitler needed to invent a actually distinct award that set him aside even one of the 'Diamond-bearers'.
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