Sources on French awards – Online references

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  • #11942

    Christophe
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    A news thread about Online references for the awards of France :

    France-phaleristique

    An excellent site of reference by Marc Champenois.

    In French. Covers all France’s awards, past and present, and regulations, promotions in the national orders…

    http://france-phaleristique.com/

    Ch.

    #13284

    Christophe
    Participant

    Here is the complete code of the Légion d’Honneur, Médaille Militaire and Ordre National du Mérite :

    http://www.legiondhonneur.fr/shared/fr/ … ation.html

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    CodeLhOnmMmJuillet2009.pdf

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    #13283

    Christophe
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    This website of the French Centre Historique des Archives Nationales displays the Leonore database.

    http://www.culture.gouv.fr/documentatio … e/pres.htm

    The Leonore database includes 213 372 names / files of knights of the Légion d’Honneur, from the creation of the Order in 1802 to 1954 (date of their death).
    In French only.

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    #13282

    Christophe
    Participant

    Official website of the Order of Liberation Museum (Paris)

    http://www.ordredelaliberation.fr

    The website is bilingual (French / English).
    Here you can find the list of the Companions of the Liberation and their bio.

    The Order of the Liberation is France’s second national Order after the Legion of Honor, and was instituted by General De Gaulle, Leader of the "Français Libres" – the Free French movement – with Edict No. 7, signed in Brazzaville on November 16th, 1940.
    Admission to the Order is meant to "reward individuals, military and civil organizations for outstanding service in the effort to procure the liberation of France and the French Empire".

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    #13281

    Christophe
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    This website gives the complete list of the Knights of the Royal and Military Order of Saint Louis, who have been awarded the Order during the French Restauration (1814-1830).

    http://www.saint-louis.info

    This database includes 2000 names of knights. In French only.

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    #13280

    Christophe
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    Mémoire des Hommes
    French WW1 soldiers database

    Here is the link to the database of the French Ministry of Defense :

    http://www.memoiredeshommes.sga.defense.gouv.fr/

    The database includes :

    * Soldiers who died for France during World War I
    * Ground and flight staff of the aeronautical forces during World War I
    * Soldiers who died for France in Indochina (1945-1954)
    * List of Resistance fighters and hostages shot by the Nazi on Mont Valérien during World War II
    * Soldiers who died for France in Northern Africa (1952-1962)

    Concerning Soldiers who died for France during World War I, this database gives access to informations about more than 1,3 millions soldiers who died during World War I and obtained the special distinction " killed in action " (in french " Mort pour la France ").
    These informations were recorded by french war veterans administration just after the war. This database is the result of the digitalization and indexation of these records nowadays preserved by the ministry of defence (direction of memory, heritage and archives).
    The " Mort pour la France " distinction is granted under the terms of the invalidity pensions and war victims code.

    Contents of the database

    The records deliver the following informations :

    surname ;
    first name ;
    birth and death dates ;
    places of birth and death ;
    rank ;
    corps ;
    recruitment place ;
    recruitment and regimental number ;
    date and place of death certificate ;
    circumstances of death.

    Attached is an example of card.

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    #13278

    Christophe
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    Here is a website (in french) that presents more than 4.000 awards, including a lot of french ones.

    Nothing you will learn about the official ones, as it is more a gathering of pics than something else. But will be very useful to ID unofficial medals, of associations, religious… :

    http://www.semon.fr/LES%20%20DECORATIONS.htm

    Ch.

    #13279

    Christophe
    Participant

    Here is a website presenting all the awards, official and unofficial, created for WW1. Indeed, a large section is devoted to France.

    This site, by Pierre-Yves Raynier, well known in other forums as "Marne14" is very well documented, with a lot of paper documents presented.

    http://www.medailles1914-1918.fr/

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    #13277

    felix
    Member

    A very interesting and dynamic french forum about orders, decorations, insignia of the world with a lot of information about french awards and insignia.

    There is a part of the forum in english but of course it’s easier to find info if you speak french.

    http://www.forum-insignes-medailles.net/forum.htm

    #13276

    Christophe
    Participant

    For our Members speaking or understanding French, a serie of documents about orders and medals to download :

    http://www.musee-legiondhonneur.fr/00_k … 0903&lid=1

    Cheers.

    Ch.

    #13327

    ed_haynes
    Participant

    You may want to start by gancing at our database section
    http://www.omsa.org/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=532

    some ribbon references
    http://www.medals.pl/fr/fr2.htm
    http://www.coleccionesmilitares.com/cintas/cintaseu.htm (scroll down to "France" where there are six pages linked)

    and other online places of value
    http://france-phaleristique.com/
    http://www.defense.gouv.fr/defense/e…et_decorations
    http://www.klm-mra.be/LDH_web/index.html
    http://www.medals.org.uk/france/france.htm
    http://www.legiondhonneur.fr/index.html
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    Ed Haynes
    OMSA 1299 / LM 78 – ex-OMRS 5414

    #13275

    ed_haynes
    Participant

    Médaille de Sainte-Hélène / The Saint Helena Medal

    Created in 1857 for the surviving veterans of the Napoleanic Wars. There were 350,000 French recipients and 55,000 foreigners.

    See: http://www.stehelene.org/php/accueil.php?lang=en

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