I posted the above letter from a German Falschrimjager Officer on another site and received this reply below is it True about the Award being False? Just been reading a book called “The Walls Have Ears” about the interrogation and bugging of Axis prisoners. It describes how Ramcke was taken prisoner after the surrender of Brest along with a fair quantity of Champagne and Cognac. Ramcke proved uncooperative so his interrogators cooked up a scheme to loosen his inhibitions. They manufactured a fake German press release which awarded Ramcke the Knights Cross with Crossed Swords and Diamonds for the brave defence of Brest. They took the press release and plenty of the General’s own Champagne and Cognac and visited him to celebrate his award. All got completely rat arsed during which time Ramcke divulged all sorts of interesting information much to the satisfaction of the listeners. Ramcke never found out that his award was fake.