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Medal for the Resistant Patriots of the Rhine and Moselle (Médaille du Patriotes Résistant à l’Occupation du Rhin et de la Moselle), 1939-1945
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Medal for the Resistant Patriots of the Rhine and Moselle (Médaille du Patriotes Résistant à l’Occupation du Rhin et de la Moselle), 1939-1945
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Circular silvered bronze medal with integral bar for ribbon suspension; the face with a female head facing right wearing a Phrygian bonnet, representative of the French Republic, inscribed ‘REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE’, with Paris Mint bronze assay marks; the reverse with a man carrying a suitcase with a woman and child, a village beyond, circumscribed ‘PATRIOTES RESISTANT A L’OCCUPATION DES DEPARTEMENTS DU RHIN ET DE LA MOSELLE (Patriots resistant to the occupation of the Departments of the Rhine and Moselle), dated ‘1939-1945’ and signed ‘GEORGES GUIRAUD’; slight wear to the silvering of the face; on original ribbon.

The Medal, together with the more commonly-found Medal for the Proscribed Patriot (Médaille du Patriot Proscrit), was created on 27 December 1954 to be awarded to French residents of Alsace-Lorraine who resisted the annexation of the two departments by the German Third Reich in 1940.

 
Medal for the Resistant Patriots of the Rhine and Moselle (Médaille du Patriotes Résistant à l’Occupation du Rhin et de la Moselle), 1939-1945
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Medal for the Resistant Patriots of the Rhine and Moselle (Médaille du Patriotes Résistant à l’Occupation du Rhin et de la Moselle), 1939-1945
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Medal for the Resistant Patriots of the Rhine and Moselle (Médaille du Patriotes Résistant à l’Occupation du Rhin et de la Moselle), 1939-1945
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