Knight's Cross Holders of the SS and German Police 1940-45: Volume 1 Miervaldis Adamsons - Georg Hurdelbrink
By: Michael D. Miller (author)Paperback
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The members of the SS and German Police who received the Third Reich's highest military award have received extensive coverage from the earliest years of World War II research, however previous attempts at documenting all the Ritterkreuztrager (Knight's Cross holders) of the Waffen-SS have been highly selective in the degree of coverage allocated to each recipient, with much focus being granted to select luminaries and very little to those deemed more obscure or controversial. These earlier works, the best known of them authored by Waffen-SS veterans, have also largely reflected the political opinions of their authors rather than presenting the facts alone. In this first volume, intended as a handy reference for the use of historians and militaria collectors alike, the author presents rare and useful biographical data, derived primarily from SS personnel files and other contemporary documentation, on 178 SS and Police recipients of the Ritterkreuz. Lavishly illustrated, it contains hundreds of diverse and often striking photographs of the recipients covered.As noted military historian Hugh Page Taylor writes, '[This] fine reference [that] Mike Miller has now made available is a great relief, one I know I share with others seriously, objectively and without bias interested in the men of the Waffen-SS and Police.
Michael Miller was born in Torrance, California on 28 May 1971. He served in the US Navy from 1989 to 1993, achieving the rank of Yeoman Petty Officer 3rd Class with assignments to USS ORION (AS-18) and the Port Services Department of Commander, Submarine Squadron 22 in La Maddalena, Sardinia as well as Fleet Air Reconnaissance Squadron TWO (VQ-2) in Rota, Spain. His interest in the Second World War dates back to 1978. He currently works as a Peer Specialist for the Department of Veterans' Affairs in California. Founder of the website Axis Biographical Research in 1999, and a forum host/moderator at Axis History Forums since 2002, he is also the author or co-author of the following: "Leaders of the SS & German Police, Volume I: Reichsfuhrer-SS - SS-Gruppenfuhrer (Georg Ahrens to Karl Gutenberger)" (R. James Bender Publishing, 2006), "Knight's Cross Holders of the SS & German Police, 1940-1945" (Self-published CD-Rom, 2009), and with Andreas Schulz "The SS-Brigadefuhrer, 1933-1945" (Self-published CD-Rom, 2004), and "Gauleiter: The Regional Leaders of the Nazi Party and Their Deputies, Volume I (Herbert Albrecht - H. Wilhelm Huttmann)" (R. James Bender Publishing, 2012).
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