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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
Pailleret, René-Georges10-02-192124-03-1967more
Palaud, Noël24-12-190905-08-1985more
Palcy, William25-01-190520-12-1967more
Palewski, Gaston20-03-190103-09-1984more
Pannetier, Pierre01-01-191431-10-1984
Parant, André07-03-189715-03-1941more
Parazols, Gilbert25-10-190305-06-1974more
Pâris de Bollardière, Jaques Marie Roch André16-12-190722-02-1986more
Parodi, Alexandre01-06-190115-03-1979more
Parodi, René08-12-190415-04-1942
Patou, André05-07-191010-06-2006more
Paturau, Joseph Maurice23-04-191627-06-1996more
Pécro, Joseph27-04-191810-04-1945more
Peeters, René Théodore18-08-189817-06-1979more
Péju, Elie16-02-190129-07-1969
Pélissier, Louis21-12-190108-06-1944more
Peltier, Adrien28-07-190328-12-1982more
Pène, Pierre10-03-189820-04-1972more
Perceval, Joseph01-12-191106-09-1952more
Peretti, Achille13-06-191114-04-1983more
Perez, Etelvino10-01-191925-05-1944more
Perner, Viktor27-05-191110-02-1997more
Pernet, Jacques22-05-191101-05-2002more
Péron, François16-02-190425-02-1941
Péronne, Antoine09-04-191418-06-1946
Pérotin, Guy27-07-192015-12-1940
Perraud, Raymond28-02-191323-08-1944more
Pétain, Raymond07-02-191703-07-1943more
Petitjean, Jacques25-05-191825-03-1991more
Petre, René22-12-190809-12-1957more
Philippe, François12-08-192224-08-1944more
Piault, Albert11-04-191423-08-1944more
Pichard, Michel André27-06-191811-09-1989more
Pichat, Jean Julien16-06-191328-01-1942
Piette, Jacques13-05-191602-04-1990more
Pijeaud, Charles Félix12-12-190406-01-1942more
Pillafort, Alfred05-06-190514-11-1942
Pillard, Jean29-09-191422-08-1989more
Pineau, Christian14-10-190405-04-1995more
Pinhède, Edmond14-01-191114-12-1997more
Pinot, Edouard01-08-189109-05-1984more
Piobetta, Stéphane22-07-191314-05-1944more
Piozin, Hippolyte19-12-191322-07-1994more
Plantevin, Jean13-03-191306-12-1980more
Plantier, Maurice08-05-191319-08-1944
Pleven, René15-01-190113-01-1993more
Podeur, Roger11-04-192020-09-2005more
Pognon, Raymond30-11-187319-05-1959
Poirel, Jean03-08-191025-08-1975more
Pois, Ange 00-06-1941
Poitevin, René21-03-191131-01-1972more
Poletti, Pierre30-10-189406-04-1971more
Pompei, Jean11-02-190928-06-1972more
Ponchardier, Dominique03-03-191717-04-1986more
Ponchardier, Pierre04-10-190927-01-1961more
Popieul, Edmond03-12-189718-04-1958
Porcheron, Charles15-05-191723-08-1944more
Postaire, Paul17-06-191531-10-1962more
Postel-Vinay, André04-06-191111-02-2007more
Pouliquen, Joseph20-11-189724-09-1988more
Pouyade, Pierre25-07-191105-09-1979more
Poype, de la, Roland28-07-192023-10-2012more
Prets, Paul29-06-191927-10-1996more
Priez, Moïse30-11-191224-01-1970more
Prigent, Corentin13-04-191919-06-1941
Prochasson, Maurice21-07-190107-08-1964more
Prost, Georges26-05-191523-01-1945more
Proszeck, Jean15-04-190518-06-1944more
Pruvost, Ernest18-08-189609-02-1965more
Przybylski, Edouard20-09-192026-05-1993more
Puech-Samson, Pierre Gustave Robert28-12-191519-01-2000more
Putz, Joseph24-04-189528-01-1945more
Pytkowicz, Lazare29-02-192812-10-2004more

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