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  • #11754
    Christophe
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    Please, post here about CDVs (identified or not) of French high-rank officers : generals, marshals….

    Ch.

    #13268
    john f.
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    I’m assuming this distinguished looking gentleman is a French military officer based on his awards. However, what rank and branch of service is he? I’m going to guess that he is a Colonel or higher in the Army.
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    #13269
    jb floyd
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    Uniforms are not my thing, but I think this one is a diplomatic service uniform. The orders he’s wearing are typical for a diplomat in the French foreign service (note there are no campaign medals to accompany them, or Legion of Honor preceeding them).

    #13758
    john f.
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    Jeff,

    Thanks! I would have never have guessed French Diplomat.

    #13759
    felix
    Member

    Yes, a french diplomat wearing the uniform introduced in 1882 for the officials, the black feathers on the hat are characteristics (white for ambassadors and other higher grades). Certainly an early XXth century picture.

    First award is the order of the dragoon of Annam, second one is the order of the black star of Benin, I don’t know for the third one.

    #13760
    Christophe
    Participant

    The 3rd one is the Order of Nishan El-Iftikar from Tunisia. Officer order with the Ali Bey (1882-1902) monogram.

    Ch.

    #13761
    felix
    Member

    Ooops! i didn’t click on the picture…

    #11753
    ishtiaq
    Member

    This is very nice post thanks a lot…!!!

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