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Original WW2 period french medal???

Article about: Hi, what's your oppinion on this french medal? Is this a original ww2 period or post war copy? Is it possible to date it by the pictures? Regards Fábio

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    Default Original WW2 period french medal???

    Hi,
    what's your oppinion on this french medal?
    Is this a original ww2 period or post war copy?
    Is it possible to date it by the pictures?
    Regards

    Fábio
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    Default Re: Original WW2 period french medal???

    I don't know what this is, but considering it bears the date '1945', I wouldn't exactly call it a wartime medal. Perhaps a French victory medal? I know nothing of French awards except for what a Croix du Guerre looks like.

    By the way, it says "Republic of France", and guerre means "war".

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    Hi Fábio,
    see here-1939-1945 .

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    This is a WW2 medal, but I've seen two examples of this and the bar said either "Liberation" or "Defense passive". I've never seen a "Allemagne" which leaves me to believe this was awarded to a resistance member fighting in Allemange. I'm not 100% sure but, I could be right.

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    Allemagne is French for Germany, so someone who had been awarded the clasp would have been involved presumably in combat in Germany. This would have been unlikely to have been a 'resistance' operative but more likely Free French Forces, although people were conscripted into these forces as France was liberated. There was also a period early in the war when the French invaded a part of Germany in the south of that country. It wasn't much of an invasion but may have qualified the wearer for this clasp.

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