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Article on the German Close Combat Awards

ARMY CLOSE COMBAT CLASPS
Awarded in Bronze, Silver And Gold for 15, 30 and 50 days of Close combat
Instituted on 25th November 1942

(CS1122) A Close Combat Clasp in bronze being of mid to late war construction, by the well known manufacterer Fredrich Linden of Ludenscheid. The clasp has its original back plate and retains a large percentage of its original finish, although this has faded. The clasp has the usual hinge and hook soldered to the reverse and according to one reference, this is the earlier style before they clamped GBP £325.00 (UK Pounds)

(R276) A Nice example of a Bronze Close Combat Clasp that has been used and worn in service. The clasp is a maker marked example being of standard quality and construction of this maker. The reverse is marked to the lefthand side FEC W. E. PEEKHAUS BERLIN and to the righthand side AUSF. A.G.MuK GABLONZ. The clasp has a cast in hinge and counter sunk hook. It retains much of its original bronze finish. The onlyl downside is that the back plate is missing. Priced for this. GBP £225.00 (UK Pounds)

(P257) A Bronze Close Combat Clasp by the maker C E Juncker. Though the clasp has the spelling mistake of C F Juncker. In the book on close combat clasps, Thomas Durante describes this as the 1st type made by Juncker. The clasp has been used and worn and has had the pin bent by the wearer. Most of the bronzing is intact, but the metal back plate has fallen out. At some time, someone has stuck it in with glue, but the glue is all that remains!! Priced for this.

GBP £225.00 (UK Pounds)

(P310) A Nice German Gold Close Combat Clasp being manufactured by the firm of FLL. The clasp is the 1st type with the soldered hinge and hook and has a non magnetic pin, hinge and hook with only the pin bar being magnetic. The clasp has a nice non magnetic blued back plate fitted which is original to this clasp. The clasp has burnished highlights and is textbook in every respect. Very rare to find. SORRY I AM SOLD

 

The Face of Courage is a rare title that is packed with information and can easily serve as a definitive reference, and yet often reads like a fast-paced novel. It is the story of the 98 soldiers of the German Armed Forces — Army, Air Force and Waffen-SS — who were awarded both the Knight's Cross and the Close Combat Clasp in Gold during World War II. These men were members of a unique group. They were honored for actions that helped decisively influence the battlefield, and they stared into the eyes of death on no less than 50 occasions. While individuals were often honored for one or the other quality, it was a rare man indeed that showed both leadership prowess and the ability to survive close combat on many occasions. Although more than 7,000 soldiers received the Knight's Cross — Germany's highest military award, often compared to the United States' Congressional Medal of Honor or the British Victoria Cross — only 98 also received the highest award for physical courage in the face of the enemy. While the student of World War II may find many familiar names in this book, there are also a number of less-famous soldiers that achieved this high honor. In addition to offering several pages of text and photographs devoted to each of the individual recipients, the book offers a concise overview of the creation, purpose and award criteria for both of the medals, a discussion of contentious cases and exhaustive footnotes. Here are the names of the 98: Auer…Baichl…Baunach…Becker…Bialetzki…Boosfeld…Buchner…Buck…Degrelle…Deutschmann…Dittlof…Donnhauser…Dutter…Eckert…Eisele…Fink…Finke…Franke…Frankenfeld…Friedrich…Friedrich…Gössmann…Grunau…Hack…Hackl…Hamberger…Hansen…Harthan…Hertel…Hinz…Hofbauer…Holzer…Jacobeit…Jochims…Juchem…Juschkat…Kämpfe…Kaiser…Kempas…Klein…Knittel…Konopacki…Konopka…Kranz…Kroeg…Kutschkau…Lainer…Lehmann…Lex…Lindenberg…Loos…Lorenz…Macher…Mager…Maringgele…Meitzel…Meyer…Misera…Möller…Möller…Moldenhauer…Müller…Obschil…Ostermeier…Peichl…Phoenix…Pössinger…Preuss…Radermacher…Rentschler…Richter…Richter…Rudnick…Rutkowski…Sauer…Sawatzki…Schäfer…Schlags-Koch…Schmelser…Schneck…Schreiber…Schreiber…Schulze…Schwanbeck…Seebach…Singer…Stadler…Tittel…Vincon…Volker…Wandmaker…Wenzelburger…Werner…Wimmer…Wisliceny…Wolf…Wulf… To purchase your copy please click on the link (Picture) to the left

Product Code: 10513 GBP £65.00 (UK Pounds)

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