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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY REVEALING BOOK!
A very interesting book revealing the day to ady heroism of extremley brave men. Very detailed read and a mine of information and that has lead me and will also others into wanting to read other books in this series.
It just shows how ordinary well trained men in the best army excelled themselves in battle andi so doing were able to lead other men and indoing this...
Published on 30 Dec. 2012 by Bryan Martindale

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's only ok.
This book has great scope for being developed in to a better version of its self. The stories themselves are fascinating but after reading three or four of them you quickly get bored with the dryness and often poor translation. What would be better would be a more rounded and expanded account maybe with chronological content and background information added. It is a...
Published 22 months ago by Peter M. Dignam


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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A VERY REVEALING BOOK!, 30 Dec. 2012
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A very interesting book revealing the day to ady heroism of extremley brave men. Very detailed read and a mine of information and that has lead me and will also others into wanting to read other books in this series.
It just shows how ordinary well trained men in the best army excelled themselves in battle andi so doing were able to lead other men and indoing this was also able to save many others. And the sad thing is that it all came to nothing.
But was a very good read and a future source of information.

B.Martindale
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's only ok., 5 Sept. 2013
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This review is from: The Face of Courage: The 98 Men Who Received the Knight's Cross and the Close-Combat Clasp in Gold (Stackpole Military History Series) (Kindle Edition)
This book has great scope for being developed in to a better version of its self. The stories themselves are fascinating but after reading three or four of them you quickly get bored with the dryness and often poor translation. What would be better would be a more rounded and expanded account maybe with chronological content and background information added. It is a great shame as the individual subjects are worthy of much more than this book offers.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars just the facts, 25 April 2013
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The facts are interesting. For example, p. 190 tells about the only battlefield use of chemical warfare by the German Army in WWII. It is nice that it is well illustrated by photos from then and later. The only problem is that it is not a book of stories, but rather more a translation and editing of the submitted commendation descriptions and so a bit dry with lots of holes to fill in. This is good for historians, not so good for people wanting to feel what it was like to be there.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Saint Michael, 7 Mar. 2013
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A monumental and deserving work dedicated to the truely dedicated veterans of the German Wehrmacht. An important work and one which should be studied by all serious students of heroism and fighting spirit in a wartime situation. I was surprised at the dearth of Fallschirmtruppe among these recipients (remember the combat at Monte Cassino !) Also i corresponded myself with a Ritterkreuztrager and Golden Clasp holder by the name of Eric Roseke, who fought with the elite Brandenburg unit in numerous engagements, and he is missing from the ranks of this select group of featured soldiers? Nevertheless, a must buy title dedicated to real soldiers with genuine courage and love of country.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Well structured. Good use of pre and post war bios, 15 Nov. 2014
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Excellent book. Nice to read a book about the citizen army of the Wehrmacht in World War Two and the bravery they displayed. Although it deals with the knights cross, it details the close combat crosses, etc. No iron crosses awarded since 1945. So in essence a totally closed chapter of the Germany army and the recognition of their incredible bravery. Interesting to read the post war bios for each recipient. I believe that this May have been the first time that many of the recipients and their families talked about the war and their awards.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Close Combat in Gold, 9 Sept. 2013
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A superb insight detailing the bravery of the holders of both awards. The author has spent a considerable time researching his subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 5 Jan. 2015
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This review is from: The Face of Courage: The 98 Men Who Received the Knight's Cross and the Close-Combat Clasp in Gold (Stackpole Military History Series) (Kindle Edition)
Yes, they were the enemy ............ bravery though has no nationality!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars, 14 April 2015
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excellent reference
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars squadie, 19 July 2013
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I was slightly disappointed with this book. After about 5/6 reviews it became 'much the same'. Each account, although worthy in it's content, became 'the norm', this made the book boring.
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