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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
Maeztu, Felipe13-09-190518-12-1958more
Magendie, Edmond24-01-191220-03-2000more
Magnat, Louis08-04-191529-08-2012
Magne, Jean23-02-191627-03-1958more
Magny, Henri04-01-191017-05-1944more
Magrin-Vernerey, Raoul Charles "Ralph Monclar"07-02-189203-06-1964more
Mahé, Jean02-06-191702-12-1946more
Mahé, Yves21-11-191929-03-1962more
Maillet, Jacques20-04-191331-03-2009more
Maillot, Henri30-03-189902-07-1987more
Mairet, Louis19-06-191603-10-1998more
Mairey, Jean09-08-190716-10-1982
Maismont, de, Pierre04-02-191119-10-1944
Malec-Natlacen, Stanislas02-10-191305-08-2004more
Malfettes, Roger20-09-191820-11-2009more
Malin, Henri09-05-191216-03-2003more
Mallet, Horace31-05-190511-06-1942
Mallet, Jean-Pierre24-06-192026-09-2013more
Malraux, André03-11-190123-11-1976more
Mangin, Stanislas20-09-191716-06-1986more
Manhès, Henri Frédéric Alfred09-06-188924-06-1959more
Manigart, Henri10-05-189823-05-1982
Mansion, Jacques07-03-191412-11-1990more
Mantel, Claude17-09-191604-02-1994more
Mantelet, Jean Paul05-03-189130-10-1942more
Marais, Henri17-04-188107-11-1940
Marchand, Pierre29-09-189310-08-1971more
Marchand, Robert06-02-191522-08-1942more
Maridor, Jean24-11-192003-08-1944more
Marienne, Pierre Félix09-12-190812-07-1944more
Marmissolle-Daguerre, Philippe01-01-192118-02-1977more
Marsault, Gérard01-04-191223-10-2000more
Marson, Paul11-07-190630-11-1987more
Marteau, Albert23-05-191102-08-1996more
Martell, Christian14-03-191431-08-1945more
Martin, François Marie René Louis03-08-191612-07-1944more
Martin-Siegfried, Marc21-06-191106-03-1990more
Marty, Albert04-11-190717-04-1984more
Masquelier, Louis09-03-189830-07-1961more
Massart, Olivier31-10-191909-05-1968more
Massiet, Raymond31-07-190827-12-1995
Masson, Robert19-01-191424-10-2010more
Massu, Jacques05-05-190826-10-2002more
Masurel, Antoine10-07-191207-04-1990more
Mathieu, Roger01-01-191410-11-1964more
Mathis, Jacques28-12-191431-08-1944more
Maugard, Joseph24-12-191311-09-1995
Mauric, Charles10-06-190926-07-1990more
Maurice-Bokanowski, Michel Alfred06-11-191203-05-2005more
Maylié, Roger13-11-192026-04-1967more
Mazana, André06-02-191322-08-1944more
Maziéras, Alphée24-08-191218-11-1944more
Megret de Devise, Christian13-10-190813-06-1986more
Mélis, Paul21-02-192112-08-1982more
Menestrey, Jacques26-07-191402-03-1997more
Menthon, de, François08-01-190002-06-1984
Méric, Edouard20-07-190129-05-1973more
Messmer, Pierre20-03-191629-08-2007more
Meyer, Raymond28-08-191831-12-2002more
Mezan, Paul-Hémir11-08-191218-06-1944more
Michard, Louis22-02-191428-01-1945
Michel-Levy, Simone Francoise19-01-190613-04-1945more
Milleliri, Paul16-10-190231-12-1972
Milleret, de, Jean "Marnac"19-03-190810-01-1980more
Millet, René15-08-191009-04-1978more
Mirkin, Victor19-12-190924-11-1944more
Moguez, Pierre25-04-191307-04-1982more
Mohammed V, Mohammed Ben Yusef10-08-190926-02-1961
Mompezat, Roger Georges03-04-189921-03-1958more
Monclar, Rémond17-02-189422-10-1972more
Mondenx, René24-01-191112-06-1971more
Moneger, Georges02-04-192001-08-1944
Monfort, Henri06-02-190909-01-1984
Monteggiani, Yves04-01-190721-11-1965more
Moore, Fred08-04-192016-09-2017more
Morandat, Yvon25-12-191308-11-1972more
Moreau-Evrard, Emilienne04-06-189805-01-1971more
Morel, André10-09-191617-09-1979more
Morel, René06-12-190808-05-1974more
Morel, Théodose "Tom"01-08-191510-03-1944
Morel-Deville, François15-05-191026-09-1968more
Morlon, Paul06-12-191203-06-1993more
Morsier, de, Pierre05-01-190818-09-1991
Motte, Roger15-08-191226-10-1962more
Mouchel-Blaisot, Jacques22-06-192014-07-1990more
Mouchotte, René21-08-191427-08-1943more
Moulin, Jean20-06-189908-07-1943more
Moulinier, André19-06-192207-05-2006more
Mounier, André23-08-191321-09-1941
Mouniro17-04-190730-03-1958more
Mourier, Yves30-09-191201-04-1948more
Moustier, de, Léonel07-04-188208-03-1945more
Moutis, des, Jean Baptiste François Marie11-08-191111-01-1965more
Moynet, André19-07-192102-05-1993more
Mufraggi, Jean12-11-191419-11-2009more
Muller, Henri27-12-190021-08-1944more
Muracciole, Jules14-02-190622-10-1995more
Muselier, Emile Henry17-04-188202-09-1965more

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