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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
La Combe, René18-04-191525-02-1994more
La Grandière, de, Roger14-10-191620-06-1944
Labit, Henri30-09-192003-05-1942
Laborde-Noguez, de, Jean28-09-191613-05-1944
Labouchère, de, François Joseph André18-09-191705-09-1942more
Laffon, Emile20-06-190720-08-1957
Lafon, Pierre11-08-190428-04-1942
Lafont, Henry10-08-192002-12-2011more
Lagatu, Yves08-11-191427-09-1987more
Lager, Gustave30-03-191302-10-1995more
Lalande, André Libéral Emile26-05-191319-10-1995more
Lamarque, Georges01-11-191408-09-1944
Lambert, Pierre02-02-190130-11-1973
Lamirault, Claude12-06-191827-05-1945
Langer, Arnaud13-09-191903-06-1955more
Langer, Marcel24-09-191704-11-1990more
Langlois de Bazillac, Jacques29-07-191209-11-1950more
Langlois, Pierre16-03-191715-05-2013more
Langlois, Xavier24-08-191123-11-1944more
Lantenois, Roger 08-01-1986more
Laouénan, Georges11-08-192012-09-1987more
Laquintinie, Jean26-09-190905-03-1941
Larine, Michel Georges29-06-190609-06-1942
Larminat, de, Edgard René Marie29-11-189501-07-1962more
Lasserre, Raymond08-12-192226-06-1944more
Lattre de Tassigny, de, Jean Joseph Marie Gabriel02-02-188911-01-1952more
Laurent, Edouard05-08-189615-03-1972more
Laurent, Robert24-12-190717-12-1958more
Laurent-Champrosay, Jean-Claude19-08-190819-06-1944more
Laurentie, Henri Marc Joseph Augustin28-08-190109-10-1984more
Laureys, Pierre07-08-191918-12-2004more
Lavenir, Roger08-10-191931-07-2005
Lavergne, André03-04-191318-10-1992more
Le Bastard, Louis04-05-190623-01-1945more
Le Carrour, Georges16-06-191524-08-1944
Le Cocq, Charles20-04-189811-03-1945more
Le Coniac de la Longrays, Guy23-10-191912-03-2001more
Le Dû, Yves19-05-192012-05-2003
Le Forestier de Vendeuvre, Jacques09-03-191230-06-1940
Le Goasguen, Charles04-05-192004-07-1995more
Le Goffic, Pierre02-01-191222-08-1944more
Le Gourierec, Pierre10-04-192011-06-1942
Le Guen, François31-01-191304-07-1970more
Le Hénaff, Claude02-05-192220-12-1995more
Le Mière, Jules16-12-191118-12-1977more
Le Moign', Pierre07-04-191313-05-1974more
Le Sant, Georges05-12-191413-09-2000more
Le Tac, Joël15-02-191808-10-2005more
Le Thomas, Henri05-01-190319-12-1964more
Lebois, Marcel02-03-191615-07-1943
Lebon, Albert01-06-190806-06-1988more
Leclerc de Hauteclocque, Philippe François Marie22-11-190228-11-1947more
Lecompte-Boinet, Jacques26-04-190527-09-1974
Lefaucheux, Pierre30-06-189811-02-1955
Lefèvre, Marcel17-03-191805-06-1944more
Legentilhomme, Paul Louis Victor Marie26-03-188423-05-1975more
Léger, Yves08-01-191927-05-1944
Legrand, Michel13-06-191829-05-1955more
Leistenschneider, Paul16-01-190709-04-1999more
Lejeune, Jean10-07-190525-11-1961
Lemarinel, Jacques05-06-192318-06-1944more
Lemoine, René29-12-190519-12-1995more
Lenoir, René18-11-191304-11-1996more
Léonard, Joseph19-01-191212-08-1999more
Lepeltier, René29-06-190625-04-1947
Lepercq, Aimé02-09-188909-11-1944more
Lepeu, Claude03-03-192111-07-2016
Lequesne, Pierre09-05-190404-10-1947
Leroy, Raymond03-11-190811-05-1943
Lescure, Roger23-12-191231-05-2009
Lesecq, René03-08-192030-05-2010more
Levasseur, Jean22-11-190915-04-1947more
Levy, Jean-Pierre28-05-191115-12-1996more
Lévy, Roger17-08-191417-10-2006more
Lévy-Finger, Henry04-10-192124-11-1944
Lhuillier, Jean25-06-190617-05-1971more
Lichtwitz, André31-10-189919-07-1962more
Limanton, Lucien14-12-191928-07-1954more
Limonti, Hugues14-08-192102-12-1988
Litas, Albert20-12-190525-08-1944
Littolff, Albert23-10-191116-07-1943more
Livry-Level, Philippe Paul Dominique16-06-189814-12-1960more
Lofi, Alexandre21-02-191707-03-1992
Louis-Dreyfus, Pierre17-05-190815-01-2011more
Louveau, Edmond04-08-189518-06-1973more
Lucchesi, Jean24-07-191805-11-2004more
Lucchesi, Yves23-05-191514-03-1947more
Lugiez, André Fernand13-06-191007-01-1969more
Luizet, Charles10-11-190321-09-1947more

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