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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
Ragueneau, Philippe19-11-191722-10-2003more
Rancourt de Mimérand, de, Henry04-07-191028-07-1992more
Raoul-Duval, Claude22-10-191910-05-2018more
Rateau, Pierre14-05-191327-06-1956more
Ravanel, Serge12-05-192027-04-2009more
Ravix, Laurent28-04-192115-10-1992more
Rebattet, Georges-Louis19-07-190719-00-1976more
Rebour, Louis02-07-190721-02-1941
Régnier, David Jean-Louis27-08-192520-06-1944
Reilhac, Eugène16-03-192014-03-1943more
Reilinger, Alfred15-11-190029-12-1968more
Rémy, Jean03-10-189915-08-1955more
Renard, Jacques21-07-190219-03-1980more
Renard, Jacques Roger16-04-191415-08-1944
Renault, Gilbert06-08-190429-07-1984more
Rendu, Henri19-01-191523-11-1944
Renouvin, Jacques06-10-190524-01-1944
Revault d'Allonnes, Jean-Gabriel13-08-191428-05-1994more
Revesz-Long, Tibor01-06-190202-11-1976
Rey, Jean09-07-192028-08-1943
Ricardou, Louis19-06-191005-08-1944more
Rimbaud, Paul02-03-190615-12-1940
Riou, Noël05-02-189807-07-1964
Risso, Joseph23-01-192024-11-2005more
Ritoux-Lachaud, Roger22-01-190208-09-1940
Rivié, Louis25-03-191129-10-1994more
Rivière, Paul Claude Marie22-11-191215-12-1998more
Robert, Jacques Maurice "Rewez"02-04-191408-02-1998more
Roger, Julien17-12-191910-04-1945more
Rogier, Mathieu21-09-190905-04-1975more
Rol-Tanguy, Henri12-06-190808-09-2002more
Rolland, Maurice02-09-190414-01-1988more
Rolland, Yves16-07-190917-07-1994more
Romanetti, Henri07-03-190905-08-1944
Romans-Petit, Henri13-02-189701-11-1980more
Rondenay, André26-08-191315-08-1944
Roquère, Paul-Jean30-08-191615-03-1943
Roques, Philippe07-02-191007-02-1943
Roques, Raymond15-06-191423-04-1943
Rosenthal, Jean05-09-190602-08-1993more
Rosenwald, Jean-Pierre Gabriel29-11-192006-06-1942
Rosset-Cournand, Pierre Birel02-06-192415-09-1944
Rossi, Georges16-05-191811-02-1942
Rossi, Robert06-03-191318-07-1944
Rossignol, Charles16-02-192022-09-1944
Rossignol, Georges24-07-191118-02-1942
Rouby, Elie27-05-189420-02-1970more
Roudaut, Constant01-05-191412-08-1950more
Rougé, Pierre01-03-191119-06-1941
Rouleau, Jacques18-06-192212-05-2008more
Roumeguère, Jacques09-04-191725-12-2006more
Roumiantzoff, Nicolas09-05-190615-04-1988more
Roure, Rémy30-10-188508-11-1966more
Rousseau-Portalis, Jean23-07-192006-04-1982more
Rousselot, Antoine Marcel Auguste07-11-191922-05-1999more
Rousselot, Henri22-03-191223-08-1994more
Roux, André07-02-190704-12-1983more
Roux, de, Robert05-11-189928-08-1942more
Rouxel, André08-12-191520-05-2004more
Rozoy, François22-10-191810-03-1987more
Rubaud, Louis09-10-191730-06-1990more
Rudelle, de, Henry02-10-191015-09-1974more
Rudrauf, Charles07-12-191928-11-2010more
Ruibet, Pierre Henri Fernand09-07-192530-06-1944
Rysavy, Josef26-08-190423-04-1946more