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Medal Commemorative of the War of 1939-1945 (Médaille Commémorative de la Guerre de 1939-1945) with 'Libération' and 'France' bars
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Medal Commemorative of the War of 1939-1945 (Médaille Commémorative de la Guerre de 1939-1945) with  'Libération' and 'France' bars
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Bronze hexagonal medal with integral bar for ribbon suspension; the face with the French cockerel imposed on a Cross of Lorraine, in its claws a broken chain, signed ‘F. JOSSE’ and ‘G. SIMON’; the reverse inscribed ‘GUERRE 1939 1945’, stylised laurel leaves above, circumscribed ‘REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE’, with bronze assay marks; on original ribbon with white metal ‘FRANCE’ and ‘LIBERATION’ bars.

The Medal was created on 21 May 1946 and awarded to military who participated between 3 September 1939 and 8 May 1945 in the war against the Axis powers.

The Medal may receive any of 22 bars. The ‘France’ bar was awarded for participation in actions in France between 3 September 1939 and the fall of France on 25 June 1940 and the ‘Libération’ bar for participation in actions in France, including Corsica, between the fall of France on 25 June 1940 and 8 May 1944.

 
Medal Commemorative of the War of 1939-1945 (Médaille Commémorative de la Guerre de 1939-1945) with  'Libération' and 'France' bars
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Medal Commemorative of the War of 1939-1945 (Médaille Commémorative de la Guerre de 1939-1945) with  'Libération' and 'France' bars
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Medal Commemorative of the War of 1939-1945 (Médaille Commémorative de la Guerre de 1939-1945) with  'Libération' and 'France' bars
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Medal Commemorative of the War of 1939-1945 (Médaille Commémorative de la Guerre de 1939-1945) with  'Libération' and 'France' bars
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