(Knight’s Cross With Oak Leaves
Altogether, 882 soldiers in WWII were awarded the Oak Leaves to the Knight's Cross (Ritterkreuz mit Eichenlaub), counting them as the very best soldiers of their time. For this award they were flown to Hitler's Headquarters to be awarded by him personally, and afforded a short audience. Once awarded, they
were unshered into a studio room where Luftwaffe Staff Photographer Walter Frentz took their photos in color! In this, the first of what will become a three-volume set, are the strikingly sharp full color photos of all Oak Leaf Holders of the Four Branches of the German Armed Forces (Wehrmacht) in WWII.
Covered in this first volume, in alphabetical order, are all holders A through H. German text with English photo caption summary enclosure. 8.5 x 12 inches, Hardcover, 160 pages, over 130 color photos.