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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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Perraud, Raymond28-02-191323-08-1944more
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Piault, Albert11-04-191423-08-1944more
Pichat, Jean Julien16-06-191328-01-1942
Pijeaud, Charles Félix12-12-190406-01-1942more
Pillard, Jean29-09-191422-08-1989more
Pinhède, Edmond14-01-191114-12-1997more
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Plantevin, Jean13-03-191306-12-1980more
Podeur, Roger11-04-192020-09-2005more
Poirel, Jean03-08-191025-08-1975more
Poletti, Pierre30-10-189406-04-1971more
Pompei, Jean11-02-190928-06-1972more
Porcheron, Charles15-05-191723-08-1944more
Postaire, Paul17-06-191531-10-1962more
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Prets, Paul29-06-191927-10-1996more
Priez, Moïse30-11-191224-01-1970more
Prochasson, Maurice21-07-190107-08-1964more
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Puaud, Edgar Joseph Alexandre29-10-188905-03-1945more
Puech-Samson, Pierre Gustave Robert28-12-191519-01-2000more
Putz, Joseph24-04-189528-01-1945more