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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1914-1916 with palm citation on the ribbon
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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1914-1916 with palm 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 with the dates ‘1914’ and ‘1916’; on replaced correct ribbon mounted for wear in the French style and with bronze palm for a citation at army level.

The award was created on 8 April 1915 and attributed to military personnel who received an individual citation for feats of arms.

The palm was for a citation at the order of the army (stars were for citations at corps, divisional, brigade or regimental level).

Versions exists dated 1914-1915, 1914-1916, 1914-1917 and 1914-1918, the latter being more commonly found than the others.

 
War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1914-1916 with palm citation on the ribbon
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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1914-1916 with palm citation on the ribbon
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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1914-1916 with palm citation on the ribbon
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War Cross (Croix de Guerre) 1914-1916 with palm citation on the ribbon
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