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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
Cabanier, Georges21-11-190626-10-1976more
Cadéac d'Arbaud, Jean26-04-191718-11-2003more
Cailleaud, René20-08-191022-09-2000
Camaret de, Michel18-01-191524-06-1987more
Cambas, Lucien21-08-191614-05-1961more
Camerini, Gustavo01-09-190726-09-2001more
Camors, Jean-Claude27-10-191911-10-1943
Canale, Joseph10-01-192116-06-1982more
Canépa, Georges08-06-191303-09-1957more
Cantès, André16-05-190608-03-1982more
Capagorry, Jean17-02-189418-05-1981more
Carage, Michel01-03-192128-01-2008more
Carcassone-Leduc, Roger12-01-191110-12-1991more
Carré de Lusançay, François12-08-190930-04-1957more
Carrier, Jean-Claude30-01-189728-01-1944more
Casile, Joseph25-02-190525-01-2007more
Casparius, René08-06-191426-11-1942more
Cassin, René Samuel05-10-188720-02-1976more
Cassou, Jean09-07-189715-01-1986more
Castelain, Noël30-10-191716-07-1943more
Catroux, Georges Albert Julien29-01-187721-12-1969more
Cauloudon, Emile29-12-190701-06-1977more
Cavaillès, Jean15-05-190305-04-1944
Cazaud, Alfred, Maurice24-09-189305-04-1970more
Ceccaldi, Roger, Edmond14-01-191320-06-2007more
Cédile, Jean26-01-190813-02-1984more
Chaban-Delmas, Jacques07-03-191510-11-2000more
Chabert, Julien09-01-190526-07-1978more
Chambonnet, Albert04-10-190327-07-1944
Chancel, Jean-Louis25-08-189928-07-1977more
Chandon, Claude29-10-189406-08-1944more
Charbonneaux, Pol26-10-190920-07-1954more
Chareyre, Albert26-08-191523-04-1946more
Charmot, Guy09-10-191407-01-2019more
Chas, Henri30-12-190011-04-1945
Chateau-Jobert, Pierre, Yvon, Alexandre, Jean03-02-191229-12-2005more
Chauliac, Guy20-08-191207-05-2005more
Chaumet, Guy12-01-191319-04-1980more
Chausse, Paul22-01-191504-05-2005more
Chavanac, Albert19-10-190914-09-1972more
Chavant, Eugène12-02-189428-01-1969more
Chavenon, Guy30-06-191107-04-1973more
Chenailler, Paul06-05-190417-06-1960more
Chérade de Montbron, Xavier de18-08-191621-04-1955more
Chevalier, Camille09-01-189918-08-1942more
Chevance-Bertin, Maurice06-03-191017-06-1996
Chevignard, Bernard16-02-191315-03-1944
Chevigné, Pierre, de16-06-190904-08-2004more
Chevillot, Gilbert12-07-190802-09-1944
Chodron de Courcel, Geoffroy11-09-191209-12-1992more
Choron, Maurice Philipe Cesar07-11-191110-04-1942more
Claisse, Maurice14-12-190514-09-1986more
Claude, Roland24-07-191014-07-1943
Claudius-Petit, Eugène22-05-190724-10-1989more
Clerc, Charles29-05-190802-01-1967more
Cliquet, Charles21-01-189127-03-1956more
Closon, Francis-Louis18-06-191012-12-1998more
Clostermann, Pierre28-02-192122-03-2006more
Clouët des Pesruches, Jean-François31-03-191811-12-1957more
Coggia, Jean14-11-191624-02-1943
Collet, Philibert12-12-189615-04-1945more
Colmay, Constant14-10-190325-11-1965more
Colonna d'Istria, Charles21-07-191107-09-1991
Colonna d'Istria, Paulin27-07-190504-06-1982more
Colonna d'Ornano, Jean05-04-189511-01-1941more
Conus, Adrien06-01-190101-09-1947more
Coquoin, Roger14-03-189729-12-1943more
Cordier, Daniel10-08-192020-11-2020more
Corlu, Jean-Marie08-08-191230-08-1944more
Corniglion-Molinier, Edouard23-01-189809-05-1963more
Corta, Renaud de02-02-191520-02-1979more
Cortot, Louis26-03-192505-03-2017more
Cotteret, Henri25-01-192224-01-1970more
Coudray, Christian07-12-190815-06-1941
Coué, Hervé02-10-191921-05-1944
Coulaudon, Emile Marie Pierre29-12-190701-06-1977more
Coupigny, Jean19-04-191222-11-1981more
Cournarie, Pierre26-08-189529-09-1968more
Courounet, Paul17-11-190812-08-1961more
Coussieu, Edmond16-04-189915-06-1941
Crémel, Robert Martin25-04-191923-09-1940
Crépin, Jean01-09-190804-05-1996more
Crivelli, Roger25-11-191805-06-1943
Crocq, René10-09-192016-01-1989more
Cros, Irénée15-12-188714-12-1943
Cruger, Michel16-02-191502-01-1979more
Cunibil, Robert03-02-191505-06-1999more
Cunin, Camille17-01-191204-05-2004more

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