This is a very rare image signed by Rudolf. Von Ribbentrop was awarded the Knight's Cross in July 1943 for his actions. He was in an elite soldier unit in the German army and the son of Joachim von Ribbentrop.Below is a synopsis of his World War II timeline. He was born Rudolf Ribbentrop on May 11, 1921, in Wiesbaden, the oldest of five children of Joachim Ribbentrop and his wife, Anneliese, daughter of a wealthy Wiesbaden wine-producer. When World War II broke out in September 1939, Rudolf volunteered for the SS Infantry and served in Czechoslovakia, during the invasion of France and in the Finnish campaign against the USSR. In 1942, he was assigned to the panzers of the Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler, and in early 1943 was a tank commander in the Third Battle of Kharkov, the last major engagement the Germans won on the Eastern Front. Von Ribbentrop was shot through the lung at Kharkov. Later, he was transferred to the SS 12th Panzer Division, where he was awarded the German Cross in Gold for, commanding another tank platoon in Normandy. He also led a tank platoon in the Battle of the Bulge.
Altogether he was wounded five times and in 1944 was awarded the Nazi Wound Badge in Gold. Von Ribbentrop ended up a British prisoner in Hamburg. The item "Rudolf Von Ribbentrop Signed 4x6 Inch Photo Knight's Cross Elite German Soldier" is in sale since Tuesday, June 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Autographs\Military". The seller is "diligentiagraphs" and is located in History, Signed!.
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