SCARCE WW2 FRENCH CROSS OF THE RESISTANCE 1940-1945 ANTI NAZI FIGHTERS
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Offered is an original French Cross of the Resistance Fighters.
34mm wide gilt bronze cross pattée with laterally pierced cylinder suspension; the face with a circular central medallion with the Cross of Lorraine, symbol of the Free French imposed, laurel leaves on the arms of the cross; the reverse with a circular central medallion inscribed ‘COMBATTANT VOLONTAIRE RESISTANCE’ (Volunteer Combatant of the Resistance) with Paris Mint bronze assay marks; on original ribbon.
The Cross was created on 15 April 1954 to recognise those who participated for a minimum of three months prior to 6 June 1944 in one of the combatant resistance groups and was attributed by a National Commission attached to the Ministry of Former Combatants.
||15 x 5 x 5 cm