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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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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Da Rif, Emile10-10-191412-05-1943more
Dammann, André12-12-190103-02-1951more
Daruvar, Yves de31-03-192128-05-2018more
Defosse, Raymond26-12-189701-03-1956more
Delange, Maurice21-01-189814-05-1976more
Delrieu, Georges03-01-191905-06-1944
Delsaux, Fortuné Louis Joseph24-07-191510-01-1946
Delsol, Pierre18-02-190902-07-1987more
Demolins, Bernard14-06-191803-02-2012more
Desmaisons, Jean14-05-191526-02-1974more
Diagne, Adolphe17-10-190728-02-1985more
Diffre, Thadée24-10-191230-12-1971more
Dio, Louis14-10-190815-06-1994more
Divry, Daniel07-05-191216-09-2001more
Doursan, Idrisse01-01-191410-07-1965more
Dreyfous-Ducas, Daniel11-06-191410-03-1985more
Dronne, Raymond08-03-190805-09-1991more
Drouilh, Henri Alexandre11-02-189117-12-1943more
Duault, Raoul09-04-191015-11-1983
Duhautoy-Schuffenecker, Joseph16-03-190909-05-1995
Dulau, Jean-Pierre05-12-191221-12-2009more
Dumont, François11-10-191802-05-1997more
Dupont, René15-01-191806-12-1981more
Dupuis, Louis10-06-192120-08-1944
Dureau, Pierre23-08-191522-04-2006more

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