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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
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Karcher, Henri26-10-190831-07-1983more
Kerléo, Jean03-04-190923-12-1950
Kieffer, Charles15-12-190328-09-1987more
Kirmann, Auguste04-12-190718-04-1995more
Kirsch, Henry15-11-191211-01-1997more
Kocsis, Imre03-11-191003-12-1944more
Koenig, Marie-Pierre Joseph François10-10-189802-09-1970more
Koenigswarter, de, Jules07-03-190415-02-1995more
Koli, Yorgui08-01-189617-07-1970more
Koné, Nouhoum16-02-190930-09-1988
Kosseyo, Dominique00-00-191909-03-1994more
Koudoukou, Georges00-00-189415-06-1942
Koudoussaragne, Paul01-01-192010-05-1973more

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