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By Philip Katcher

Whilst the Southern states seceded to shape their very own executive in 1861, one in every of their first strikes used to be to organise a military. The South's battling males served from the time in their enlistment until eventually the tip of the battle, receiving negative rations, or even worse garments – and this even though one of many first steps taken by means of the hot military was once to layout a uniform and determine criteria for accoutrements and guns. during this first of 5 volumes reading American Civil battle armies, Philip Katcher profiles the uniforms issued through the nationwide accomplice executive to its artillery, cavalry and infantry troops.

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101 THE IRON CROSS OF 1939 THE KNIGHT'S CROSS OF 1939 Il ls files contained numerous complimentary appraisals from his ·. II{'criors . 1 ' I ion is well attested to by his numerous decorations. His impressive list " I awards includes both Second and First Class Iron Crosses, the Knight's ( :1() SS, the Wound Badge in Gold, the East Front Medal, and the Infantry ;\,sault Badge in Bronze. tI'(l decorated by Bulgaria and Rumania. IIeinrich Springer lives today in retirement in his native Schleswig­ Il o\srein.

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In 1941, during the early days of the invasion of the Soviet Union, Schulze-Kossens' brother, Hansgeorg, was killed. Hansgeorg had been an adjutant on Hitler's staff and, when expressing his condolences to Schulze- I I I Pc; adjutant to Adolf Hitler , Ri chard Schulze-Kossens stands behind as H itler addresses newly commissioned omcers of [he Leibstandane. The Iron Cross is worn on the left breast an d the German Cross on the right. SS-Sturmbannfuhrer Rich ard Schulze, wearing the Iron Cross Second Class ribbon on [he lape l, the First Class Iron Cross on the breast, and , above it , the Infantry Close Combat Clasp.

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