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Honoring Those They Led (HB) - Helion & Company - CB1222CSN
Honoring Those They Led (HB) - Helion & Company - CB1222CSN


 
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Mark C. Yerger and Leslie Fiorenza; Decorated Field Commanders of the Third Reich: Command Authorities, Award Parameters, and Ranks. Examines specific points and groups within a massive subject, Commanding Generals of WW II German field commands with those primarily studied being among those presented one or more of their highest combat decorations by Adolf Hitler. A lengthy opening chapter provides in-depth details on a diversity of subjects including specifics of the five senior ranks of the German Army, from General Major to General Feldmarschall, that combined totaled some 2,000 officers. Information along with privately owned award documents are shown to fully understand the process and granting of Germany's highest awards for bravery or leadership, the Knight's Cross, German Cross in Gold, and Roll of Honor Clasp. Other topics include the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, Oberkommando des Heeres, Generalstabes des Heeres, and their key personnel.  Details include assignments and units with their development, decorations, promotions, predecessors and successors. Information is enhanced with primarily previously unpublished images including autographed photos and award documents given to or signed by them. Among the material included are all the award and promotion documents from both World Wars given to a divisional commander of 'Grossdeutschland'. These nearly three dozen General ranks range from famous names to more obscure commanders who had significant impact in the field, their skills frequently resulting in being appointed as successors to more well-known officers in command appointments as the war progressed. A Gallery chapter concludes the volume, incorporating images and documents of personnel related to the various categories of the study that were not incorporated with the study. Illustrated with over 300 black/whites photos; 261 pages.