The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was awarded to recognize extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership.
Iron Cross Class from WWI with original ribbon.
The German Iron Cross Class instituted in
German Knights Cross of the Iron Cross with oak leaves and swords - WW II
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The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross was the highest German military award during WW2 and was given to recognize extreme valour or outstanding military leadership. There were five grades of the award; the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves was the grade above the basic award. Eighteen members of the Brandenburg Regiment were awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross (three with oak leaves).