Knight’s Cross winner SS-Sturmbannführer Christian Tychsen won the award in March 1943 while commanding II. Abteilung, SS-Panzer-Regiment 2 of the ‘Das Reich’ Division and in October that year received the Oak Leaves to the Knight’s Cross. Wounded at least nine times, he was killed-in-action in Normandy while deputy divisional CO during July 1944.
Why do the figures on the crusader´s tombs have crossed legs? I´ve found out that: “Sometimes the figure on the tomb of a knight has his legs crossed at the ankles, this meant that the knight went one crusade. If the legs are crossed at the knees, he went twice; if at the thighs he went three times. ” —Ditchfield: Our Villages, 1889.
On April 16, 2010 Viggo was knighted by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (on her 70th birthday) and awarded the Knight´s Cross of the Order of Dannebrog
free masons | Inspire: Freemasons Symbol The Grand Masonic Lodge was created in 1717 when four small groups of lodges joined together. Membership levels were initially first and second degree, but in the 1750s this was expanded to create the third degree which caused a split in the group. When a person reaches the third degree, they are called a Master Mason.
Obersturmführer Fritz Rentrop, who won the Knight’s Cross as CO of the Das Reich Division’s 2nd Flak Abteilung in October 1941. He was captured and executed by the Soviets in February 1945. Knight’s Cross awarded on 13 October 1941. Photo dated:...pin by Paolo Marzioli