General Ludwig von Cruwell

General Ludwig von Cruwell


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Original WW2 Willrich postcard of Oakleaves winner “Generalleutnant Ludwig von Cruwell” who was a commander in the “Afrika Korps”. The postcard is in very good condition. It is approx. 5 and 1/2 inches high by 3 and 1/2 inches across.

Ludwig Crüwell (20 March 1892 – 25 September 1958), was a German General known for his involvement with the Afrika Korps. He was also a recipient of the Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves (German: Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes mit Eichenlaub).

The Knight’s Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Legally it was Germany’s highest military decoration at the time of its presentation to Ludwig Crüwell.[Note 1] Crüwell was captured by the British on 29 May 1942, after his plane was forced to land.