medaille de la resistance

MEDAILLE DE LA RESISTANCE
MEDAILLE DE LA RESISTANCE
The Resistance medal (French: Médaille de la Résistance) was a decoration bestowed by the French Committee of National Liberation, based in the United Kingdom, during World War II. It was established by a decree of General Charles de Gaulle on 9 February 1943 "to recognize the remarkable acts of faith and of courage that, in France, in the empire and abroad, have contributed to the resistance of the French people against the enemy and against its accomplices since 18 June 1940".

The Resistance medal was awarded to approximately 38,288 living persons and 24,463 posthumously. These awards were both for membership in the Free French forces and for participation in the metropolitan clandestine Resistance during the German occupation of France in World War II. Higher deeds were rewarded with the Ordre de la Libération. Proposals for the medal ceased to be accepted on 31 March 1947. For acts that occurred in Indochina, however, that date was moved back to 31 December 1947.

The medal was also awarded to 18 communities and territories, 21 military units, and to 15 other organizations including convents, high schools, and hospitals that particularly distinguished themselves.
  1. FRANCE Vincelot, Pierrette

    SURNAME Vincelot FORENAME Pierrette UNIT Resistance (Buckmaster Networks) RANK Civilian NUMBER -- AWARD Legion of Honor, Resistance Medal PLACE Europe ADDITIONAL INFORMATION french national born 31.03.1918, Dreux, France father Daniel Vincelot mother Marcelle (nee Couderc)...
  2. SAS Marienne, Pierre Felix

    SURNAME Marienne FORENAME Pierre Felix UNIT 4 SAS (3 Squadron) RANK Capitaine NUMBER 35407 AWARD Compagnon de la Liberation,Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur,Croix de Guerre,Medaille de la Resistance PLACE France 1944 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  3. SAS Deplante, Henri

    SURNAME Deplante FORENAME Henri UNIT 4 SAS (4 Squadron + HQ Company) RANK Lieutenant + Capitaine NUMBER AWARD Distinguished Service Order,Legion dHonneur (Fr),Croix de Guerre (Fr),Medaille de la Resistance (Fr),Medal of Freedom (US) PLACE France and Holland 1944-45...
  4. FRANCE Tayar, Jacques

    SURNAME Tayar FORENAME Jacques UNIT BCRA RANK Civilian NUMBER AWARD Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur,Compagnon de la Liberation,Croix de Guerre (x2),Medaille de la Resistance PLACE France 1940-43 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  5. FRANCE Kohan, Albert

    SURNAME Kohan FORENAME Albert UNIT BCRA RANK Civilian NUMBER AWARD Chevalier de la Legion dHonneur,Compagnon de la Liberation,Croix de Guerre avec palme,Medaille de la Resistance PLACE France 1940-43 ADDITIONAL INFORMATION killed - see Roll of Honour
  6. SAS Fauquet, Philippe

    SURNAME Fauquet FORENAME Philippe UNIT L Detachment SAS RANK Caporal NUMBER 31671 AWARD Military Medal, Chevalier de la Legion d'Honneur, Compagnon de la Liberation, Medaille Militaire, Croix de Guerre, Medaille de la Resistance, Medaille Coloniale avec agrafes "Libye" and...
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