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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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NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Bablon, Gabriel Eugène Célestin01-09-190527-03-1956more
Babonneau, René Louis Pierre18-06-190420-11-1963more
Bakos, Joseph29-03-190226-10-1944more
Ballarin, Jean15-01-191527-01-1999
Ballatore, André Emile07-04-191309-06-1997more
Ballet, Jacques, Maurice, Emile19-02-190805-11-2000more
Barberon, Bernard, Jean, Maurice26-08-191628-10-1982more
Barberot, Roger René Albert20-01-191514-11-2002more
Barlot, Gustave, Jean22-06-191426-04-1998more
Barthropp, Patrick Peter Colin "Paddy"09-11-192016-04-2008more
Basset, Raymond Claude François02-07-190810-09-1984more
Batiment, Paul, Jean, Léon07-10-192001-11-1944
Bauche, Jacques, André, Gaston26-07-191412-06-1982more
Baucheron de Boissoudy, Guy Marie Marc Antoine08-07-190823-04-1972more
Bauden, René Jean Elie16-07-191830-10-2011more
Baudry, René Séverin23-03-190719-11-1964more
Baumel, Jacques, Robert06-03-191817-02-2006
Baviere, Georges Charles31-03-190205-12-1971more
Bayrou, Maurice Henri Albert02-03-190529-12-1996more
Bazelaire de Ruppierre, de, Jean Marie Joseph18-10-191622-10-1943
Beaudenom De Lamaze, Jacques Marie Paul12-03-191210-06-1942
Beaugé-Bérubé, Henri Eugène Marie06-09-192016-01-2015more
Beaugrand, Pierre Noël26-12-191002-01-1951
Bécourt-Foch, Jean19-08-191115-08-1944more
Béguin, Didier14-12-191826-11-1944more
Béguin, Louis Alfonse06-10-191108-05-1944
Béhélo, Valentin Eloi22-07-190108-10-1987more
Bel Hadj, Mohamed18-03-190509-01-1945
Bellec, Jean Charles21-05-192009-12-2002more
Bellet, Emile Charles Etienne20-06-191113-04-1942
Bénard, Louis18-06-191214-06-1995more
Bénébig, Auguste30-09-191512-08-1993more
Bénévène, Henri07-08-190614-04-1945more
Beneyton, Lionel15-12-192029-10-1992
Bénouville, de, Pierre08-08-191404-12-2001more
Béon, Raoul07-04-191111-05-1943
Bergamin, Alfred02-07-190823-07-1974more
Bergé, Georges03-01-190915-09-1997more
Berger, Jean-Pierre22-02-191530-06-1940
Bergeret, André15-04-190426-12-1966more
Bernard, Claude14-05-190011-11-1973more
Bernard, Pierre01-07-190711-05-1943
Bernardino, Philippe23-09-191504-06-1963more
Bernavon, Adrien11-12-191216-07-1943more
Berne, Lucien04-12-191203-03-1993
Bernheim, Pierre31-08-188420-08-1944
Bernier, Lucien30-08-191402-10-1944
Bertaux, Pierre08-10-190714-08-1986more
Bertin, Jean04-11-189702-01-1972
Bertoli, Jean31-05-191731-10-1998
Betbèze, Antonin, Alexis, Jean06-09-191002-02-1993more
Béthouart, Antoine17-12-188917-10-1982more
Beucler, Pierre01-03-189730-07-1946
Bidault, Georges05-10-189927-01-1983
Bigo, François05-04-191202-10-1944
Billotte, Pierre08-03-190629-06-1992more
Billy, Abel13-10-190921-08-1944
Bineau, Robert11-01-191418-11-2011more
Bingen, Jacques16-03-190813-05-1944
Binoche, François23-03-191118-05-1997more
Birot, Roger26-08-190609-06-1942
Bissagnet, Antoine06-05-190510-08-1944
Bisson, Arnaud08-05-190930-06-1944
Blanchard, André Marie Pierre François23-02-191105-05-1949more
Blanchard, René Joseph10-09-192014-03-1996more
Blanchet, Pierre10-09-190718-06-1944
Blasquez, Jacques31-01-191211-08-1998more
Blednicki, Sigismond16-10-192009-01-1955
Blésy, Louis26-07-191007-06-2004more
Boisrouvray, du, Maurice27-07-191020-12-1941
Boissieu, de, Déan de Luigné, Alain Henry Marie05-07-191405-04-2006more
Bolifraud, François05-02-191711-06-1942
Bollaert, Emile13-11-189018-05-1978more
Bollier, André30-05-192017-00-1944
Bollot, Michel03-02-192129-01-1995more
Bonaldi, Paul19-03-191713-01-2008more
Bonnet, Georges17-11-190303-12-1982
Bonnier, Claude04-11-189709-02-1944more
Bonté, Maurice22-09-190424-08-1958
Bonvin, Louis06-11-188623-02-1946
Boquet, François30-01-191319-02-1987more
Bordas, de, Henri04-10-192122-10-2011more
Boubakari, Sidiki01-01-191223-10-1942
Bouchez, Jean19-05-191905-10-1942
Bouchinet-Serreulles, Claude26-01-191208-12-2000
Boudier, Michel08-06-192023-06-1963more
Boulloche, André07-09-191516-03-1978more
Bouquillard, Henry Jacques Marie Antoine14-06-190811-03-1941more
Bourdet, Claude28-10-190920-03-1996
Bourdis, Jacques10-11-192009-04-2007more
Bourgeois, Henri05-11-190001-09-1948more
Bourgès-Maunoury, Maurice19-08-191410-02-1993
Bourgoin, Pierre21-04-191223-06-1966more
Bourgoin, Pierre-Louis04-12-190711-05-1970more
Bourrat, Augustin01-04-191514-02-1986more
Bourret, Edouard02-02-191316-12-1943
Bouthemy, Emile07-11-191813-11-1993
Bouvier, Léon28-09-192323-07-2005more
Bouvret, René26-11-192004-01-1944
Bovis, Laurent22-10-191219-03-1963
Boyer, André15-10-190804-04-1945
Branet, Jacques01-01-191504-02-1969
Branier, Gabriel30-12-190424-10-1942
Brasseur-Kermadec, Jean09-09-191421-05-1992more
Briard, Raphaël11-12-191426-05-1980more
Brias, Roger15-02-190417-02-1941
Bricogne, Charles08-07-191311-06-1942
Brigouleix, Martial24-04-190302-10-1943
Briot, René30-11-191308-10-1991more
Briout, Pierre30-05-191515-06-1944
Brisdoux Galloni d'Istria, Pierre20-10-191408-12-1944more
Broche, Félix05-04-190509-06-1942
Brosset, Diego03-10-189800-11-1944more
Brossolette, Pierre25-06-190322-03-1944
Broudin, Louis19-04-192223-09-1940
Brousset, Amédée05-06-190513-08-1972
Brunel, André07-12-191228-05-1981more
Brunet de Sairigné, Gabriel, Baron09-02-191301-03-1948more
Brunschwig-Bordier, Jacques21-10-190521-04-1977more
Bruschi, Augusto08-03-192014-03-1941
Brusson, Pierre31-12-191922-03-2005more
Buffet-Beauregard, Paul06-04-191412-08-1990more
Bugeac, Gilbert30-01-190104-06-1976
Buis, Georges24-02-191212-06-1998more

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