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Hermann Büchting Cuts the Ritterkreuz Cake – Picture of the Day

Die Ritterkreuz-Torte (The Ritterkreuz Cake): This photo by Kriegsberichter Kroencker was taken in the evening and showed Kapitänleutnant Hermann Büchting, who happily cut a cake decorated with the dough in the form of Eisernes Kreuz (Iron Cross), which was presented as a surprise by its crew, on the day the captain received the prestigious Ritterkreuz des Eisernen Kreuzes. The photo was taken on the Eastern Front.