Knight’s Cross Winners of the Waffen SS

Knight’s Cross Winners of the Waffen SS written by Marc Rikmenspoel and published by Pen and Sword Books £14.99 – Softcover – Pages 138

This Images of War book looks at the various winners of the Kinight’s Cross who served in the infamous Waffen SS. The acts of heroism by each winner is neatly laid out against a photograph of the winner. The list goes from top to bottom, from officers to ordinary soldiers and the awards are given for many examples of bravery. The photographs used are from out in the field or official type studio shots.

This was a fascinating read and something different to usual in the Images of War series, I really enjoyed this book as it was good to see from the opposite viewpoint of the German soldiers being congratulated. I’m sure there is probably an allied version of this book which would make a splendid read indeed. Despite the notorious reputation of the Waffen SS, it was nice to see at heart some could perform acts of heroism. This book is excellent with fantastic photos and information, a well done to the author for this book and his research. I would highly recommend this book.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5.

Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.

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