PAK 40 and the Knight's Cross

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PAK 40 and the Knight's Cross

Post by Stephen White » Tue Jun 27, 2017 12:24 pm

At the Chalke Valley History Festival yesterday, three German veterans recounted their experiences in WW2. One was a Fallschirmjäger who won the Iron Cross and the other two were Ritterkreuzträger - Knight's Cross holders - one a fighter pilot and the other a Panzergrenadier who served as an anti-tank gunner. The latter was Günther Halm, who at nineteen was the youngest winner of the RK. He was personally presented with the medal by Rommel. His story is here:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G%C3%BCnter_Halm
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Günther Halm is in the centre
In honour of him, a PAK 40 was displayed:
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Regards

Stephen

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