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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
Hackin, Joseph08-11-188624-02-1941more
Hackin, Marie Alice07-09-190524-02-1941
Halna du Fretay, Maurice08-05-192019-08-1942more
Harcourt, d', Emmanuel19-11-191430-07-1985more
Harent, Bernard24-07-191613-06-1944
Harty de Pierrebourg, Olivier10-07-190823-08-1973more
Hasey, John Freeman "Jack"03-11-191609-05-2005more
Haudry de Soucy, Arnauld02-12-192107-08-1994more
Hauteclocque, de, Pierre10-02-191024-09-2004more
Hautefeuille, Pierre23-07-191628-12-1999more
Hazard, Jacques11-10-192021-06-1942
Hébert, Bernard04-09-192107-12-1984more
Hébert, Jacques08-08-192015-02-2018more
Hellard, Jean10-06-190827-11-1940
Hennebert, Gérard11-10-191315-08-1953more
Henrio, Mathurin16-04-192910-02-1944
Henry, André05-03-190309-09-1940
Henry, Marcelle Marie-Louise Marguerite07-09-189524-04-1945
Héraud, Paul25-05-190609-08-1944
Herbinger, Pierre-Jean01-12-189930-04-1972more
Héritier, Georges18-08-191426-12-1996more
Hers, d', Jean17-05-191018-03-1945
Hervé, Robert10-09-191005-08-1999more
Hervé, Yves05-07-190917-05-1944more
Hettier de Boislambert, Claude26-07-190622-02-1986more
Heurtaux, Alfred Marie Joseph20-05-189330-12-1985more
Heyrend, Jean-Marie15-09-191925-09-2005
Hirlemann, Jules Jean Louis14-01-190120-10-1987
Houchet, Jean-Baptiste06-08-190424-11-1944
Hugo, Georges03-04-191501-03-1984more
Huguet, Robert27-02-190107-03-1979more
Humières, d', François11-04-192231-01-1945

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