On 28 September 1941, Hitler instituted a brand new, preferrred type of the Knight's go ornament for gallantry and management: the Oak-Leaves with Swords and Diamonds. This award will be offered to just 28 squaddies, sailors and airmen, out of the nearly 15 million who served within the German militia. 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 accountable for military teams – and together with one officer for whom Hitler needed to invent a actually precise award that set him aside even one of the 'Diamond-bearers'.

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