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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1939-1940 (Vichy issue) with star citation on the ribbon
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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1939-1940 (Vichy issue) with star citation on the ribbon
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Bronze cross pattée with stippled arms, with crossed swords between the arms, on scroll and laterally-pierced ball suspension; the face with a circular central medallion bearing a female head facing right representing the French Republic within a ring inscribed ‘REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE’ and decorated with laurel leaves below; the reverse with a circular central medallion bearing the dates ‘1939 1940’; on original ribbon cut short at the back with bronze five-pointed star citation. The award was created on 26 September 1939, 23 days after the outbreak of World War II, and attributed to military personnel who received an individual citation for feats of arms. Stars were for citations at corps, divisional, brigade or regimental level. This version of the cross and ribbon superseded the 1939 version and was awarded by the Vichy Government after the fall of France in the summer of 1940 until 7th January 1944. It is relatively rare.

 
War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1939-1940 (Vichy issue) with star citation on the ribbon
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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1939-1940 (Vichy issue) with star citation on the ribbon
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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1939-1940 (Vichy issue) with star citation on the ribbon
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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1939-1940 (Vichy issue) with star citation on the ribbon
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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1939-1940 (Vichy issue) with star citation on the ribbon
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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1939-1940 (Vichy issue) with star citation on the ribbon
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