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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
Tagger, Benjamin30-11-191121-08-1944
Tardieu, Joseph18-02-188901-06-1941more
Tassin de Saint Péreuse, Pierre02-07-191029-12-1995more
Tassin, Marie-Roger19-04-190029-06-1953more
Tavian, Gaston06-09-190828-01-1987more
Techer, Auguste17-05-191205-09-1968more
Teisseire, Aimé18-12-191428-06-2008more
Terrier, Roland08-07-191725-07-1976more
Testa, de, Charles10-12-192029-11-1986more
Théodore, Gérard28-11-192010-06-2012more
Thévenet, Fernand18-04-191016-03-2001more
Thibaud, Pol20-07-191408-12-1963more
Thiriat, Denis05-10-191309-10-1998more
Thoreau, André02-09-189902-03-1985more
Thuilliez, Lucien25-01-191501-09-1980more
Tilly, Félix02-08-190411-07-1963more
Toneatti, Ettore02-10-191015-03-1941
Touchaleaume, Elie France15-10-191405-03-2010more
Touny, Roger28-01-192220-11-1991more
Tournier, Raymond12-02-191615-09-1998more
Tourtet, Henri21-07-189915-04-1945more
Touzeau, Martin29-08-191911-10-2006more
Tranape, Jean03-12-191821-08-2012more
Trigeaud, Joseph20-03-190326-04-1946more
Tripier, Paul17-09-192119-06-1944more
Troadec, René06-07-190810-08-1986more
Troël, René04-10-192306-12-1977more
Troquereau, Pierre05-11-191407-11-1991more
Tsigantes, Christodoulos30-01-189711-10-1970more
Tulasne, Jean27-11-191217-07-1943more
Turrell y Turrull, Jaime30-10-190413-04-1964more

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