Adolf Hitler (in the middle) marks the headquarters of the Italian general Italo Gariboldi (second from right) with the Cross of the Knights of the Iron Cross

5 April 1943: From left to right: Oberstleutnant Gerhard Engel, Generalfeldmarschall Wilhelm Keitel, Generalleutnant Rudolf Schmundt, Adolf Hitler, Generale di Brigata Efisio Marras , Generale d’Armata Italo Gariboldi – Commander Italian Army in Russia, and unknown Italian Generale di Divizione. The picture was taken by Presse-Hoffmann photographer at the Ritterkreuz award ceremony for Gariboldi, held in Berghof Obersalzberg.

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