Good afternoon everyone and hello to anyone in this part of the forum who I met at the Convention in Jacksonville.
I am a collector of the (including the CdeG 14-18, 39-45 and TOE and the ).
Preparing a major presentation on the CdeG last year I discovered that a comprehensive, informative and authoritative book on the subject in English does not exist (I have a whole bookshelf in my library with books in French) so I have decided to write one.
I have decided to inlude lists of names of individual recipients. For the British Commonwealth this is not a problem, as everyone was published in the ; most other nations are also not too difficult. However, for Americans it is dreadfully difficult; I have been putting together a list, mostly gleaned from the internet, plus the odd journal article or mention in a book, however, the list is woefully short of complete.
If anyone in the French Medal post-1870 forum is able to assist I would be very greatful.
Please note, I am not after information on unit awards – I have all the information I need on awards of the to US units.
Look forward to hearing from folks.