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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.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Da Rif, Emile10-10-191412-05-1943more
Dammann, André12-12-190103-02-1951more
Dangel, Justin07-06-190711-05-1968more
Daruvar, Yves de31-03-192128-05-2018more
Debeaumarché, Edmond15-12-190628-03-1959more
Debiez, Henri09-06-192012-07-1944
Déchelette, Eugène05-01-190608-11-1973more
Decugis, Raymond30-07-190728-11-1942
Defosse, Raymond26-12-189701-03-1956more
Degliame, Marcel 'Fouché - Dormoy'23-12-191207-09-1989more
Déglise-Favre, André16-09-191803-11-1943
Dehon, Emile07-09-190005-02-1995
Dejussieu-Pontcarral, Pierre14-02-189801-08-1984more
Del Favero, Dino31-05-191015-03-1941
Delage, Maurice06-08-190608-04-1959
Delange, Maurice21-01-189814-05-1976more
Delestraint, Charles12-03-187919-04-1945
Deleule, Raymond14-02-190221-02-1961
Delfau, André05-09-192007-07-1948
Delimal, François16-02-192221-03-1944
Delrieu, Georges03-01-191905-06-1944
Delsaux, Fortuné Louis Joseph24-07-191510-01-1946
Delsol, Pierre18-02-190902-07-1987more
Demolins, Bernard14-06-191803-02-2012more
Demozay, Jean-Francois "Morlaix"21-03-191519-12-1945more
Denis, James01-02-190621-06-2003more
Deshayes, Pierre24-12-191826-10-2011more
Desmaisons, Jean14-05-191526-02-1974more
Desmet, Victor20-12-191929-01-2018
Detouche, Jules12-04-190804-04-1978more
Détroyat, Marie André Robert08-01-191121-06-1941
Devé, Jean 'Dewey'04-02-189711-06-1942
Devigny, André25-05-191612-02-1999more
Dewavrin, André "Colonel Passy"09-11-191122-12-1998more
Diagne, Adolphe17-10-190728-02-1985more
Diebold, Laure "Mona", "Mado"10-01-191517-10-1965
Diffre, Thadée24-10-191230-12-1971more
Dio, Louis14-10-190815-06-1994more
Divry, Daniel07-05-191216-09-2001more
Dodelier, Jacques10-11-190316-12-1940
Domenget, Jospeh26-07-190824-11-1944
Doornik, Jan Louis Guillaume 'Marcel Millot'26-06-190529-08-1941
Doursan, Idrisse01-01-191410-07-1965more
Dreyfous-Ducas, Daniel11-06-191410-03-1985more
Dreyfus, Jean28-02-191408-11-1942
Drogou, François30-12-190415-12-1940
Dronne, Raymond08-03-190805-09-1991more
Drouilh, Henri Alexandre11-02-189117-12-1943more
Drouot l'Hermine, Jean15-09-190723-05-1969more
Duault, Raoul09-04-191015-11-1983
Dubois, Georges22-06-189606-12-1971more
Duché de Bricourt, Gaston14-02-191409-06-1942
Duchêne, Antoine15-11-191311-09-1943
Duclos, Maurice23-08-190623-02-1981more
Duhautoy-Schuffenecker, Joseph16-03-190909-05-1995
Dulau, Jean-Pierre05-12-191221-12-2009more
Dumont, François11-10-191802-05-1997more
Dumont, Roger17-05-189813-05-1943more
Dupérier, Bernard13-06-190708-06-1995more
Dupont, René15-01-191806-12-1981more
Dupuis, Baptiste01-07-190924-09-1940
Dupuis, Louis10-06-192120-08-1944
Durand, Albert16-09-191801-09-1943more
Dureau, Pierre23-08-191522-04-2006more
Durrmeyer, Michel14-04-191630-01-1945
Duvauchelle, René30-05-191211-01-1941

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