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France (1870-present, Republic)

After the French-Prussian war of 1870, the modern French Republic was established, which with a short interruption during World War 2 and some constitutional changes afterwards, still excists.

The third Republic was instituted after the collapse of the second French Empire as a result of the French-Prussian war. The third Republic excisted until the German invasion of France in May 1940. After this France was divided in Vichy-France, German occupied France, Italian occupied France and the Forces Françaises Libres. After the Second World War and the Provisional Government of the French Republic, the Fourth French Republic was established, excisting until 1958. Changes in the Republican system, formally made the Fifth French Republic from 1958 until today.

Highest Decorations

Lanyard with the War Cross
Fourragere Croix de GuerreLanyard with the War Cross
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Vichy War Medal
Croix de Guerre "Vichy"Vichy War Medal
In the database: 4
Issued:unknown
War Cross of the French Voluntary Legion (Vichy)
Croix de Guerre L.V. F. (Vichy)War Cross of the French Voluntary Legion (Vichy)
In the database: 51
Issued:unknown

Orders

Chevalier de l'Ordre National du MériteIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Commandeur de l''Ordre du mérite militaireIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Grand Croix de l'Ordre National du MériteIn the database: 5
Issued:unknown
Grand Croix de l'ordre du Dragon d'AnnamIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Grand Officier de l'Ordre National du MériteIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Commandeur de l'Ordre National du MériteIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Officier de l'Ordre National du MériteIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Grand Cross to the Legion of Honor
Grand Croix de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'HonneurGrand Cross to the Legion of Honor
In the database: 61
Issued:unknown
Grand Officer to the Legion of Honor
Grand Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'HonneurGrand Officer to the Legion of Honor
In the database: 64
Issued:unknown
Commander to the Legion of Honor
Commandeur de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'HonneurCommander to the Legion of Honor
In the database: 119
Issued:unknown
Officer to the Legion of Honor
Officier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'HonneurOfficer to the Legion of Honor
In the database: 145
Issued:unknown
Knight to the Legion of Honor
Chevalier de l' Ordre National de la Legion d'HonneurKnight to the Legion of Honor
In the database: 340
Issued:unknown
Officier du l' Ordre du Mérite SocialIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Chevalier du l' Ordre du Mérite SocialIn the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Commandeur de l' Ordre du Mérite MaritimeIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Officier de l' Ordre du Mérite MaritimeIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Chevalier de l' Ordre du Mérite MaritimeIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Commandeur du l' Ordre du Mérite AgricoleIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Officier du l' Ordre du Mérite AgricoleIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Chevalier du l' Ordre du Mérite AgricoleIn the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Order of Francisque Gallique
l' Ordre de la Francisque Gallique (Vichy)Order of Francisque Gallique
In the database: 1
Issued:2626

Medals for Merit and Bravery (Not Orders)

Croix de Guerre (1914-1918)In the database: 139
Issued:unknown
Aviators Medal
Médaille de l'AéronautiqueAviators Medal
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Croix du Combattant Volontaire 1914-1918In the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Croix de la Valeur MilitaireIn the database: 11
Issued:unknown
Croix du Combattant VolontaireIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Military Medal
Médaille MilitaireMilitary Medal
In the database: 121
Issued:unknown
Resistance Medal
Médaille de la Résistance FrançaiseResistance Medal
In the database: 108
Issued:unknown
War Volunteers Cross
Croix du Combattant Volontaire 1939-1945War Volunteers Cross
In the database: 36
Issued:unknown

Campaign and Service Awards

Polish Resistance in France Medal
Médaille Resistance Polonaise en FrancePolish Resistance in France Medal
In the database: 3
Issued:2000
Médaille commémorative de Syrie et CilicieIn the database: 6
Issued:unknown
Médaille des Services VolontairesIn the database: 4
Issued:unknown
Medaille de la Campaigne d’IndochineIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
French Gratitude Medal in Gold
Médaille d'Or de la Réconnaissance FrançaiseFrench Gratitude Medal in Gold
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
French Gratitude Medal in Silver
Médaille d'Argent de la Réconnaissance FrançaiseFrench Gratitude Medal in Silver
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
French Gratitude Medal in Bronze
Médaille Bronze de la Réconnaissance FrançaiseFrench Gratitude Medal in Bronze
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Medal of Liberated France
Reconnaissance de la France LibéréeMedal of Liberated France
In the database: 30
Issued:unknown
Medal for Voluntary Service in the Free French Forces
Médaille des Services Volontaires dans la France LibreMedal for Voluntary Service in the Free French Forces
In the database: 46
Issued:unknown
Medaille de la Liberation NormandyIn the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Gold Medal of Honor for Epidemics
Médaille d’Or d’honneur des ÉpidémiesGold Medal of Honor for Epidemics
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Guilded Medal of Honor for Epidemics
Médaille de Vermeil d’honneur des ÉpidémiesGuilded Medal of Honor for Epidemics
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
SIlver Medal of Honor for Epidemics
Médaille d’Argent d’honneur des ÉpidémiesSIlver Medal of Honor for Epidemics
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Bronze Medal of Honor for Epidemics
Médaille de Bronze d’honneur des ÉpidémiesBronze Medal of Honor for Epidemics
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Colonial Medal
Médaille ColonialeColonial Medal
In the database: 74
Issued:unknown
Medal of Syria and Cilicia
Médaille du Levant (Vichy)Medal of Syria and Cilicia
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Combatant's Cross 1939-1940 (Vichy)
Croix du Combattant 1939-1940 (Vichy)Combatant's Cross 1939-1940 (Vichy)
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown

Commemorative- / Jubileemedals

Dunkirk Medal
Dunkirk MedalIn the database: 7
Issued:unknown
Medal for Rawa-Ruska
Médaille Commémorative de Rawa-RuskaMedal for Rawa-Ruska
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
1914–1918 Inter-Allied Victory medal
Medaille Interalliée de la Victoire 1914–19181914–1918 Inter-Allied Victory medal
In the database: 64
Issued:unknown
Médaille commémorative de la Grande GuerreIn the database: 53
Issued:unknown
Médaille commémorative d'OrientIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
1st Class to the Cross for Voluntary Military Service
1ére classe du Croix des Services Militaires Volontaires1st Class to the Cross for Voluntary Military Service
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Cross for Combatants
Croix du CombattantCross for Combatants
In the database: 27
Issued:unknown
Cross of the  Volunteer of the Resistance
Croix du Combattant Volontaire RésistanceCross of the Volunteer of the Resistance
In the database: 24
Issued:unknown
Commemorative Medal of the War 1939-1945
Médaille Commemorative de la Guerre 1939-1945Commemorative Medal of the War 1939-1945
In the database: 39
Issued:unknown
Commemorative Medal for the Italian Campaign 1943-1944
Médaille commémorative de la Campagne d’ItalieCommemorative Medal for the Italian Campaign 1943-1944
In the database: 3
Issued:unknown
Medaille des PasseursIn the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Medal of those who Escaped
Médaille des ÉvadésMedal of those who Escaped
In the database: 21
Issued:unknown
Medal for those Deported and Interned for Resistance Activities
Médaille de la Déportation et de l’Internement pour faits de RésistanceMedal for those Deported and Interned for Resistance Activities
In the database: 5
Issued:unknown

Wounded and Passed-Away Awards

Special ribbon for those wounded
Insigne des Blessés MilitairesSpecial ribbon for those wounded
In the database: 23
Issued:unknown
Médaille des blessés de guerreIn the database: 38
Issued:unknown

War and Service Decorations FFL

FFL Parachutist Badge
Insigne Parachutiste FFLFFL Parachutist Badge
In the database: 26
Issued:unknown

Other Decorations Armeé de l'Air

Pilot
PilotePilot
In the database: 54
Issued:unknown

Civilian Decorations

Medal of Recompense of the French Red Cross
Médaille de Récompense de la Croix Rouge FrançaiseMedal of Recompense of the French Red Cross
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Officier de l' Ordre de l'Instruction Publique In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Medal of Honour for the Railways in Gold
Medaille d'Honneur des Agents des Chemins de Fer en VermeilMedal of Honour for the Railways in Gold
In the database: 2
Issued:unknown
Medal of Honour for the Railways in Silver
Medaille d'Honneur des Agents des Chemins de Fer d'ArgentMedal of Honour for the Railways in Silver
In the database: 8
Issued:unknown
Gold Medal for deads of courage and dedication
Médaille d’Or pour actes de courage et de dévouementGold Medal for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Guilded Medal for deads of courage and dedication
Médaille de Vermeil pour actes de courage et de dévouementGuilded Medal for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Bronze medal for deads of courage and dedication
Médaille de Bronze pour actes de courage et de dévouementBronze medal for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 1
Issued:unknown
Silver Medal of 2nd Class for deads of courage and dedication
Médaille d’Argent de 2ème classe pour actes de courage et de dévouementSilver Medal of 2nd Class for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Silver Medal of 1st Class for deads of courage and dedication
Médaille d’Argent de 1ère classe pour actes de courage et de dévouementSilver Medal of 1st Class for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown
Honorable mentioning for deads of courage and dedication
Mention honorable pour actes de courage et de dévouementHonorable mentioning for deads of courage and dedication
In the database: 0
Issued:unknown