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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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13e Demi-brigade de la Légion étrangčreUnits, branches etc. 
1er groupe du 3e Régiment d’artillerie colonialeUnits, branches etc. 
1er Régiment de fusiliers marinsUnits, branches etc. 
1er Régiment de marche de spahis marocainsUnits, branches etc. 
1er Régiment d’artillerie colonialeUnits, branches etc. 
1čre Escadrille de chasse du groupe “ Alsace ”Units, branches etc. 
2e régiment de chasseurs parachutistesUnits, branches etc. 
2e Régiment d’infanterie colonialeUnits, branches etc. 
501e Régiment de chars de combatUnits, branches etc. 
Aconit, CorvetteShips (naval and merchant) 
Bataillon de marche n° 2Units, branches etc. 
Bataillon d’infanterie de marine et du PacifiqueUnits, branches etc. 
GrenobleIslands, countries, cities etc. 
Groupe de bombardement “ Lorraine ”Units, branches etc. 
Groupe de chasse “ Alsace ”Units, branches etc. 
Groupe de chasse “ Île de France ”Units, branches etc. 
L'ile de SeinIslands, countries, cities etc. 
NantesIslands, countries, cities etc. 
ParisIslands, countries, cities etc. 
Régiment de chasse “ Normandie-Niemen ”Units, branches etc. 
Régiment de marche du TchadUnits, branches etc. 
Rubis, Sous-marinShips (naval and merchant) 
Vassieux-en-VercorsIslands, countries, cities etc.