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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
Sabot, Raymond10-12-191907-08-2008more
Saint-Mart, de, Pierre12-07-188516-09-1965
Sainteny, Jean29-05-190725-02-1978more
Salvat, André16-05-192009-02-2017more
Sammarcelli, Marcel01-09-190503-07-1978more
Santini, Charles30-04-191218-05-1986more
Sarazac, Maurice17-12-190828-10-1974more
Sartin, Jean-Pierre14-04-191715-02-1993more
Sassoon, Philippe03-07-191313-12-1983more
Saunal, Robert02-11-192019-12-2008more
Sauvalle, Michel12-01-192030-10-1978more
Savary, Albert29-05-192109-01-1975more
Savelli, Horace27-11-190602-06-1998more
Savey, Jacques09-10-191011-06-1942
Schamphelaëre, de, Alfred06-03-191502-12-1944more
Schlumberger, Etienne20-03-191509-09-2014more
Schrimpf, Pierre14-11-190519-08-1944
Scitivaux de Greische, de, Xavier02-08-191013-03-1978more
Seferian, Roger16-12-191513-06-1942
Segrais, de, Jacques13-03-190821-06-1941
Serizier, Henri Bernard14-10-191611-06-1952
Sicé, Adolphe23-12-188521-03-1957more
Silvy, Jean14-06-191028-09-1971more
Simon, Jean30-04-191228-09-2003more
Simon, Jean Salomon Julien05-06-190811-04-1945more
Simonet, Pierre27-10-192105-11-2020more
Sinaud, Roger Aimé12-07-191106-04-1976more
Sorret, André29-05-191802-10-1949more
Souberbielle, Jean-Marie15-08-189924-10-1942
Soulat, Henri16-12-191823-05-1989more
Sourbieu, Jean-Louis14-05-190304-07-1957more
Speich, Roger25-04-191023-11-1984more
Stadieu, de, Jacques17-01-191421-01-2010more
Stahl, Michel01-06-191430-09-1989more
Starcky, Jean03-02-190909-10-1988more

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