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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
Valin, Martial Henri14-05-189819-09-1980more
Vallée, Francois "Oscar"01-01-191200-00-1944more
Valli, François15-01-190726-06-1994more
Vanner, Lucien30-09-190111-06-1942
Varnier, André Albert12-03-191415-12-1949more
Vaux, de, Etienne03-12-192230-09-1945more
Vazac, Bohumil05-11-191322-07-2003more
Vedel, Gaston22-11-189922-06-1993more
Védy, Gilbert16-02-190221-03-1944
Verdier, Henri23-01-191007-06-2002more
Vergès, Michel22-12-189804-10-1964more
Vergos, Joseps22-10-191115-12-1940
Verheust, Richard17-06-191228-05-1988more
Vermeil, Firmin Jean Jacques24-09-191417-07-1943
Vernant, Jean-Pierre04-01-191409-01-2007
Vernier, Jean20-01-190519-03-1980more
Verrier, André16-02-191928-12-2013more
Verstraete, Michel22-03-191804-07-1968more
Vézinet, Adolphe01-03-190613-01-1996more
Vialard-Goudou, Jean30-04-190230-11-1970more
Vibert, Paul28-09-191220-05-1970
Viénot, Pierre04-08-189720-07-1944more
Vignes, Charles11-08-190504-06-1951more
Vigneux, Daniel19-03-191228-01-1946more
Villerot, Angel24-05-191319-03-2006more
Villoutreys, de, Harry30-11-190917-06-1945more
Viltard, Henri24-01-192331-07-1947
Vincent, Marcel24-06-191327-05-1950more
Vistel, Alban16-07-190513-04-1994more
Volvey, Jean15-06-191025-05-1994more
Vourc'h, Jean27-02-192029-08-1944more
Voyer, Jacques27-12-192227-06-1944