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WW2 Liberation of France Medal

WW2 Liberation of France Medal

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The 1939‚Äď1945 Commemorative war medal was awarded to all soldiers serving under French authority or under a French government in a state of war against the Axis nations, or present on board a warship or armed merchant vessel under these same authorities and/or governments; to French citizens, whether military or civilian, who fought against the Axis forces or their representatives; to the foreign military who served as Frenchmen in formations at war against the Axis forces.[1]

A 1949 decree further added the members of the French passive resistance as potential recipients of the 1939‚Äď1945 Commemorative war medal.[2]

Twelve operational theatre clasps can be worn on the ribbon:

  • FRANCE¬†(English:¬†FRANCE) for operations between 3 September 1939 and 25 June 1940;
  • NORV√ąGE¬†(English:¬†NORWAY) for operations between 12 April 1940 and 17 June 1940;
  • AFRIQUE¬†(English:¬†AFRICA) for operations between 25 June 1940 and 13 May 1943;
  • LIB√ČRATION¬†(English:¬†LIBERATION) for operations in Corsica or in the French Campaign between 25 June 1940 and 8 May 1945;
  • ALLEMAGNE¬†(English:¬†GERMANY) for operations between 14 September 1944 and 8 May 1945;
  • EXTR√äME-ORIENT¬†(English:¬†FAR EAST) for operations (including in the Indian and Pacific oceans) between 7 December 1941 and 15 August 1945;
  • GRANDE-BRETAGNE¬†(English:¬†GREAT BRITAIN) for operations between 25 June 1940 and 8 May 1945;
  • URSS¬†(English:¬†USSR) for operations in Normandy¬†fighter wing between 28 November 1942 and 8 May 1945;
  • ATLANTIQUE¬†(English:¬†ATLANTIC) for naval operations between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945;
  • MANCHE¬†(English:¬†ENGLISH CHANNEL) for naval operations between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945;
  • MER DU NORD¬†(English:¬†NORTH SEA) for naval operations between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945;
  • M√ČDITERRAN√ČE¬†(English:¬†MEDITERRANEAN) for naval operations between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945.