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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
Farret, Henry10-08-190824-08-1974more
Faucret, Marceau21-12-191914-04-2000more
Faul, Michel20-09-192016-01-1945more
Fauquet, Philippe07-11-192112-10-1944more
Faure, Marcel30-01-190622-05-1999more
Favreau, Benjamin17-01-191520-12-1994more
Ferrano, Maurice30-05-190909-07-1981more
Ferrant, Louis15-03-190809-10-1979more
Ferrières de Sauveboeuf, Joseph, de25-04-191821-05-1944more
Finance, Marcel26-08-191823-04-1943
Finet, Pierre12-02-189316-05-1962more
Fitamant, Jacques10-12-190516-04-1980more
Floch, Albert21-05-192012-02-1999more
Florentin, Jacques08-07-191121-06-1992more
Flury-Hérard, Louis02-03-189803-06-1941more
Folliot, Raphaël28-02-189629-03-1979more
Fossey, Albert23-09-190916-09-1958more
Fougerat, Henri19-10-190912-06-1944
Fouquat, François17-07-192215-06-1944more
Franoul, Yvan13-08-190006-12-1986more
Fratacci, Philippe25-01-191705-04-2002more
Frémond, Pierre24-01-191006-11-1996more
Freytag, Siegfried "Justav" (Jagdgeschwader 77)10-11-191901-06-2003more
Frotier de Bagneux, Geoffroy29-12-190914-10-1973
Fruchaud, Henri16-07-189411-08-1960more
Fuchs, Bernard10-08-191631-10-2005more
Furst, Roger22-05-191213-11-0972more

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