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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.

Grid List
NameDate of birthDate of deathAwards
Aalberg, André05-06-191315-10-1943 
Abalan, Michel Henri Charles Marie05-06-192016-02-2000more 
Abeille, Valentin08-08-190702-06-1944 
Aboulker, José05-03-192017-11-2009 
Abraham, Robert Colbert23-11-192127-11-2004more 
Adeline, Henri Marie Charles08-05-189801-05-1971more 
Agenet, Alain Marie Léon02-07-192228-09-1977more 
Ahnne, Edouard Frédéric01-12-186707-04-1945 
Albert, Marcel25-11-191723-08-2010more 
Albrecht, Berty "Victoria"25-02-189331-05-1943 
Alexandre, Blaise Emmanuel Henri12-03-192023-03-2005 
Alibert de Falconnet, Roland28-02-191717-05-1944 
Allegret, Émile Joseph Auguste24-04-190722-11-1990more 
Alloues, Roger28-06-192029-01-1997 
Amiel, Henri François17-05-190727-01-1976more 
Amilakvari, Dimitri12-11-190624-11-1942 
Amiot, René15-01-191401-11-1985 
Amyot d'Inville, Hubert Marie Edouard01-08-190910-06-1944 
Andlauer, Louis Jacques Victor06-11-191901-12-1999 
André, Gustave Jean Joseph21-11-190829-08-1944 
André, Roger Henri Fernand13-12-191428-02-1999 
Andrieux, Jacques Marie Anne15-08-191721-01-2005 
Anglade, Pierre21-11-192103-07-1946 
Anquetil, Bernard Jules Eugène20-12-191624-10-1941 
Antoniotti, Roméo Adamo06-01-191423-04-1990 
Appert, Raymond Paul Etienne Marie10-10-190417-04-1973 
Arainty, Pierre17-08-190709-05-1982 
Armand, Louis François17-01-190530-08-1971 
Arnaud, Michel André27-11-191501-08-1990 
Arnault, Paul Jean Louis21-08-191109-11-1988more 
Arrighi, Pierre Robert02-03-192105-08-1944 
Arzel, François, Marie25-02-192120-11-1944 
Astier De La Vigerie, d', Emmanuel06-01-190012-06-1969 
Astier De La Vigerie, d', Francois07-03-188609-10-1956more 
Astier De La Vigerie, d', Henri11-09-189710-10-1952 
Astier De Villatte, Jean20-11-190006-10-1985 
Aubertin, Pierre Gaston22-03-191507-03-1949 
Auboyneau, Philippe Marie Joseph09-11-189922-02-1961 
Avinin, Antoine Louis26-01-190229-10-1962 
Aymé, Fernand10-05-192228-01-1945 
Ayral, Jean Robert30-12-192112-08-1944