A German POW - one of over 2,000 taken by the Allies - at a temporary collection area following Operation Goodwood, a British offensive that took place between 18 and 20 July 1944; Normandy, France
While the Allies had secured an operational victory in this battle, the event was costly to both the Germans and the Allies engaged in the fighting. Thousands of casualties and numerous tanks damaged or destroyed among other ruined weapons and equipment.

A German POW - one of over 2,000 taken by the Allies - at a temporary collection area following Operation Goodwood, a British offensive that took place between 18 and 20 July 1944; Normandy, France

While the Allies had secured an operational victory in this battle, the event was costly to both the Germans and the Allies engaged in the fighting. Thousands of casualties and numerous tanks damaged or destroyed among other ruined weapons and equipment.

Cross of Honor of the German Mother, First Class order in gold

A civilian order of merit established on 16 December 1938 to honor German mothers. The award was issued to Reichsdeutsche mothers and eventually extended to Volksdeutsche mothers.  The first mothers were awarded on 21 May 1939.

Three classes of order were created for the award:

First Class Order, gold cross - eligible mothers with eight or more children.
Second Class Order, silver cross - eligible mothers with six or seven children.
Third Class Order, bronze cross - eligible mothers with four or five children.

An estimated 4.7 million mothers received the award up until September 1941. A true number of awards issued throughout the award’s entire existence from 1939-1945 is not known as many records were destroyed in the Second World War.

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