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I just read Veit Scherzer book on his thorough study of the German National Archives. After reading this, I believe the list needs to be augmented by his analysis. According to Scherzer, a recipient may be deprived of his awards if he is found guilty of severe crimes and convicted. In his book he de-lists Hermann Fegelein for this reason. Further, during the closing weeks of World War II, a number of Knight's Crosses and higher grades were submitted for approval but failed to meet all the criteria set forth by high command. Scherzer in his book accuses Fellgiebel of a biased view regarding some of these recipients due to a personal relationship he shared with them via the Ordensgemeinschaft der Ritterkreuzträger. In Scherzer view, Fellgiebel has established a general acceptance of Knight's Cross recipients not inline with German law. However, it is generally accepted that 159 plus one foreign recipient (Isoroku Yamamoto) received the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves and Swords. Not all of them are inline with criteria of the awarding procedure. I will code these instances in the list respectively, adding a footnote detailing the failings. I appreciate comments and feedback on this issue. MisterBee1966 (talk) 15:38, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
Erwin Rommel Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds
Quick thought, on Erwin Rommel's page it says he got a Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds. I haven't personally inspected the source of this, but apparently there is a source for his being awarded said Knight's Cross with all extra tiers on 1943-03-11. Can someone please check both sources and determine if Rommel should be moved to the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds section of this page? ArthropodOfDoom (talk) 04:49, 14 May 2014 (UTC)
I am unsure what exactly you are saying. Indeed he was a recipient of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords, and Diamonds and he is listed here (6th entry). MisterBee1966 (talk) 06:47, 14 May 2014 (UTC)