About the KC of Ruge : it is obvious that he received this for his actions in the Channel and the Northsea, and that he did not receive a KC in october 1940 for something that happened 6 months before (Weserübung ) . Ruge arrived in the West on 10 november 1943 with as mission to improve the security of the Northsea and Channel coasts outside Germany , something which was an insult to the local commander (Krancke ) . No reasons are available why he left the West in 1942 for an other less important mission, but the obvious explanation was disgrace . What was he doing in France in 1943/1944 except intrigueing to have a better position ? He had a diary where he was writing things that, if known, would harm the reputation of other persons;after the war he adapted (= falsified ) his diary to protect Speidel with whom he worked at Himmerod (jobs for the boys ) .