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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
Laborde-Noguez, de, Jean28-09-191613-05-1944
Lafont, Henry10-08-192002-12-2011more
Lagatu, Yves08-11-191427-09-1987more
Lager, Gustave30-03-191302-10-1995more
Lalande, André Libéral Emile26-05-191319-10-1995more
Langer, Arnaud13-09-191903-06-1955more
Langlois de Bazillac, Jacques29-07-191209-11-1950more
Langlois, Pierre16-03-191715-05-2013more
Langlois, Xavier24-08-191123-11-1944more
Lantenois, Roger 08-01-1986more
Laouénan, Georges11-08-192012-09-1987more
Larine, Michel Georges29-06-190609-06-1942
Larminat, de, Edgard René Marie29-11-189501-07-1962more
Lasserre, Raymond08-12-192226-06-1944more
Lattre de Tassigny, de, Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel02-02-188911-01-1952more
Laure, Auguste Marie Émile03-06-188103-07-1957more
Laurent, Edouard05-08-189615-03-1972more
Laurent-Champrosay, Jean-Claude19-08-190819-06-1944more
Laurentie, Henri Marc Joseph Augustin28-08-190109-10-1984more
Lavenir, Roger08-10-191931-07-2005
Lavergne, André03-04-191318-10-1992more
Le Bastard, Louis04-05-190623-01-1945more
Le Carrour, Georges16-06-191524-08-1944
Le Cocq, Charles20-04-189811-03-1945more
Le Coniac de la Longrays, Guy23-10-191912-03-2001more
Le Goasguen, Charles04-05-192004-07-1995more
Le Goffic, Pierre02-01-191222-08-1944more
Le Gourierec, Pierre10-04-192011-06-1942
Le Hénaff, Claude02-05-192220-12-1995more
Le Mière, Jules16-12-191118-12-1977more
Le Sant, Georges05-12-191413-09-2000more
Le Thomas, Henri05-01-190319-12-1964more
Lebois, Marcel02-03-191615-07-1943
Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Philippe François Marie22-11-190228-11-1947more
Legrand, Michel13-06-191829-05-1955more
Lemoine, René29-12-190519-12-1995more
Léonard, Joseph19-01-191212-08-1999more
Lepeltier, René29-06-190625-04-1947
Lequesne, Pierre09-05-190404-10-1947
Lesecq, René03-08-192030-05-2010more
Lévy, Roger17-08-191417-10-2006more
Lévy-Finger, Henry04-10-192124-11-1944
Lhuillier, Jean25-06-190617-05-1971more
Lichtwitz, André31-10-189919-07-1962more
Limanton, Lucien14-12-191928-07-1954more
Litas, Albert20-12-190525-08-1944
Littolff, Albert23-10-191116-07-1943more
Lucchesi, Jean24-07-191805-11-2004more
Luizet, Charles10-11-190321-09-1947more

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