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Médaille Coloniale

This silver/ silvered medal was instituted in 1893 but a number of bars were authorised in connection with World War 2 :

'1940 - Côte des Somalis -1942' / authorized op 26 December 1941.
'Erythree'/ authorized on March 26th, 1942.
'Fezzan'/ authorized on March 26th, 1942.
'Koufra'/ authorized on March 26th 1942.
'Libye'/ authorized on March 26th 1942.
'Ethiopie'/ authorized on August 1st 1942.
'Bir Hakeim 1942'/ authorized on October 1st 1942.
'Fezzan-Tripolitaine'/ authorized on February 23rd 1943.
'AFL'/ authorized on July 25th 1943.
'Tripolitaine'/ authorized on January 7th 1944.
'Tunesie 1942-1943'/ authorized on April 17th 1944.
The medal is granted to thoswe who hava taken part in wars, operations or expeditions in the French colonies and/or protectorates. It corresponds to the British General Service Medal. The obverse shows the head of the reigning Head of State, the reverse shows a globe with a trophy of flags and the inscription: "Médaille Coloniale"
The ribbon is 1.25" wide, coloured pale blue with thin wavy lines running horizontally. Down the centre is a broad vertical white stripe, along the edges a narrow white stripe.

Just like the French government in exile in London, the collaborating Vichy government instituted its own bars "Côte Des Somalis - 1941" and "Levant 1940 - 1941".

Abalan, Michel Henri Charles Marie* June 5th, 1920
† February 16th, 2000

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Abalan, Michel Henri Charles Marie* June 5th, 1920
† February 16th, 2000

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Abraham, Robert Colbert* November 23rd, 1921
† November 27th, 2004

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Adeline, Henri Marie Charles* May 8th, 1898
† May 1st, 1971

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Agenet, Alain Marie Léon* July 2nd, 1922
† September 28th, 1977

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Alibert de Falconnet, Roland* February 28th, 1917
† May 17th, 1944

Alloues, Roger* June 28th, 1920
† January 29th, 1997

Amiel, Henri François* May 17th, 1907
† January 27th, 1976

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Amilakvari, Dimitri "Bazorka"* November 12th, 1906
† November 24th, 1942

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Amyot d'Inville, Hubert Marie Edouard* August 1st, 1909
† June 10th, 1944

Anglade, Pierre* November 21st, 1921
† July 3rd, 1946

Arzel, François, Marie* February 25th, 1921
† November 20th, 1944

Astier De Villatte, Jean* November 20th, 1900
† October 6th, 1985

Aymé, Fernand* May 10th, 1922
† January 28th, 1945

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