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l' Ordre de la Libération

This Order was created by General Charles de Gaulle, November 16th, 1940, to reward distinguished services to the cause of the liberation of France and her colonies. The recipients are known as 'Compagnons de la Libération' (compagnions of the liberation). Charles de Gaulle became the only 'Grand Seigneur de l' Ordre', (Grand Master of the Order) on August 31st, 1947.
The badge is made of bronze and depicts a sword on a square shield with a black Lorraine cross on it. The reverse bears the inscription 'PATRIA SERVANDO VICTORIAM TULI' which means 'He brought victory by liberating his country'. The ribbon is green, edged with black and with two narrow black stripes down the centre; the black representing the mourning over the occupation, the green the hope of liberation.
This Order is to be worn directly between the Légion d'Honneur and the Médaille Militaire and is held in high regard in France.
A total of 1061 crosses were awarded in the order, 1038 to persons, 18 to military and 5 to French cities.

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Aalberg, André* June 5th, 1913
† October 15th, 1943

Abalan, Michel Henri Charles Marie* June 5th, 1920
† February 16th, 2000

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Abeille, Valentin* August 8th, 1907
† June 2nd, 1944

Aboulker, José* March 5th, 1920
† November 17th, 2009

Abraham, Robert Colbert* November 23rd, 1921
† November 27th, 2004

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Adeline, Henri Marie Charles* May 8th, 1898
† May 1st, 1971

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Agenet, Alain Marie Léon* July 2nd, 1922
† September 28th, 1977

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Ahnne, Edouard Frédéric* December 1st, 1867
† April 7th, 1945

Albert, Marcel* November 25th, 1917
† August 23rd, 2010

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Albrecht, Berty "Victoria"* February 25th, 1893
† May 31st, 1943

Alexandre, Blaise Emmanuel Henri* March 12th, 1920
† March 23rd, 2005

Alibert de Falconnet, Roland* February 28th, 1917
† May 17th, 1944

Allegret, Émile Joseph Auguste* April 24th, 1907
† November 22nd, 1990

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Alloues, Roger* June 28th, 1920
† January 29th, 1997

Amiel, Henri François* May 17th, 1907
† January 27th, 1976

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Amilakvari, Dimitri "Bazorka"* November 12th, 1906
† November 24th, 1942

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Amiot, René* January 15th, 1914
† November 1st, 1985

Amyot d'Inville, Hubert Marie Edouard* August 1st, 1909
† June 10th, 1944

Andlauer, Louis Jacques Victor* November 6th, 1919
† December 1st, 1999

André, Gustave Jean Joseph "Phénicien"* November 21st, 1908
† August 29th, 1944

André, Roger Henri Fernand* December 13th, 1914
† February 28th, 1999

Andrieux, Jacques Marie Anne* August 15th, 1917
† January 21st, 2005

Anglade, Pierre* November 21st, 1921
† July 3rd, 1946

Anquetil, Bernard Jules Eugène* December 20th, 1916
† October 24th, 1941

Antoniotti, Roméo Adamo* January 6th, 1914
† April 23rd, 1990

Appert, Raymond Paul Etienne Marie* October 10th, 1904
† April 17th, 1973

Arainty, Pierre* August 17th, 1907
† May 9th, 1982

Armand, Louis François* January 17th, 1905
† August 30th, 1971

Arnaud, Michel André* November 27th, 1915
† August 1st, 1990

Arnault, Paul Jean Louis* August 21st, 1911
† November 9th, 1988

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Arrighi, Pierre Robert* March 2nd, 1921
† August 5th, 1944

Arzel, François, Marie* February 25th, 1921
† November 20th, 1944

Astier de la Vigerie, d', Emmanuel* January 6th, 1900
† June 12th, 1969

Astier de la Vigerie, d', Francois Pierre Raoul* March 7th, 1886
† October 9th, 1956

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Astier de la Vigerie, d', Henri* September 11th, 1897
† October 10th, 1952

Astier De Villatte, Jean* November 20th, 1900
† October 6th, 1985

Aubertin, Pierre Gaston* March 22nd, 1915
† March 7th, 1949

Auboyneau, Philippe Marie Joseph* November 9th, 1899
† February 22nd, 1961

Avinin, Antoine Louis* January 26th, 1902
† October 29th, 1962

Aymé, Fernand* May 10th, 1922
† January 28th, 1945

Ayral, Jean Robert* December 30th, 1921
† August 12th, 1944

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