Category: Compagnons de la Libération

Categories: France, Décorations Militaires | France, Décorations Civiles | France, Civil Decorations | France, Military Decorations

L'"Ordre de la Libération" is a French Order which was awarded to heroes of the Liberation of France during World War II. It is a very high honour, second only after the Légion d’Honneur (Legion of Honour). Very few people, military units and communes were ever awarded it; and only for their deeds during World War II. A different order, the Médaille de la Résistance ("Resistance Medal") was created and awarded for lesser but still distinguished deeds by members of the Resistance.

The Order has a single rank, the title of Companion of the Liberation (Compagnon de la Libération). General de Gaulle, founder of the Order, was the only Grand Maître (“Grand Master”) of the Order.

Military units as a whole have been awarded the title of Compagnon de la Libération.

On June 18, 1996, at Mont Valérien, the 18 military units which had been awarded the Cross of Liberation were given a green and black fourragère by President Jacques Chirac.

See Wikipedia:Order_of_Liberation


Person Profiles (22)

A

06 Jan 1900 Paris, Seine, France - 12 Jun 1969
07 Mar 1886 Le Mans, Sarthe, France - 09 Oct 1956

B

08 Aug 1914 Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands - 04 Dec 2001 photo
16 Mar 1908 Paris XVI, Seine, France - 13 May 1944
23 Mar 1911 Paris VI, Seine, France - 18 May 1997
10 Aug 1920 Bordeaux, Gironde, France - 20 Nov 2020 photo

C

16 Jun 1909 Toulon, Var, France - abt 04 Aug 2004
11 Sep 1912 Tours, Indre-et-Loire, France - 09 Dec 1992

D

05 Jul 1914 Chartres, Eure-et-Loir, France - 05 Apr 2006

E

14 Oct 1890 Denison, Grayson, Texas, United States - 28 Mar 1969 photo
05 Jun 1901 Verrières-le-Buisson, Seine-et-Oise, France - 29 Aug 1941 photo

G

06 Aug 1920 Paris XVI, Seine, France - 12 Oct 2021

K

21 May 1914 Вильна, Виленская губерния, Российская империя - 02 Dec 1980

L

17 May 1908 Paris VIII, Paris, Seine, France - 15 Jan 2011 photo

M

03 Nov 1901 Paris XVIII, Seine, France - 23 Nov 1976 photo

M cont.

08 Jan 1900 Montmirey-la-Ville, Jura, France - 02 Jun 1984 photo
20 Jul 1901 Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France - 29 May 1973
20 Jun 1899 Béziers, Hérault, France - 08 Jul 1943 photo
01 Jan 1915 Erstein, Bezirk Unterelsaß, Reichsland Elsaß-Lothringer, Deutsches Reich - 17 Oct 1965

R

22 Oct 1919 Paris VIII, Seine, France - 10 May 2018
27 Aug 1925 Verrières-le-Buisson, Seine-et-Oise, France - 20 Jun 1944

S

22 Sep 1917 Bayon, Meurthe-et-Moselle, France - 30 Jul 1983




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