Period Books 17
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The detailed format follows that previously established in “German Cross in Silver Holders of the SS and Police” as well as the initial volume on Gold holders. Full biographies include promotions, decorations, appointments, and posts with in-depth tangent data. Especially significant are the combat narratives that resulted in the award. Numerous holders of the decoration contributed photos and documents for this lavishly illustrated volume, essential for the historian and SS collector alike. Appendixes examine the Order of Battle development of the armor contingents, a new divisional Order of Battle to platoon level, and element commanders. Finally, an addendum adds newly uncovered details and illustrations to the previous volumes. With the continuing support of Waffen-SS veterans, this series breaks new ground in scope and detail. Foreword by Knight's Cross holder Ernst Barkmann.