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Could sone one explain the different legion of honour medals


arantxa

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I’m a bit confused on the various medals the one I have days honour and Patrie with two crossed French flags 

can I date this and what was this one given for 

thanks 

I can’t find a web page that shows them all 

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Could it be the medal for a Chevalier de la Legion D'Honneur de la troisieme Republique Francais (issued 1870-1940)?

 

I don't know if a picture would help (perhaps with the ribbon and any inscription on the back).

 

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can you post a photo of the medal ?

3rd republic - the year 1870 appears on the obverse, with Honneur et patrie on the reverse - 1870 to ww2

4th republic - a single star appears below the obverse head, with a wreath-type design below the flags on the reverse - 1951-1962

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Kitchener's Bugle

If this is the medal @arantxa then it is the Legion D’Honneur 1870-1951 Knight.

 

 

 

 

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yes, as mentioned, if this is your one, it will have the date of 1870 on the obverse, below the head. It dates from 1870 to 1951

The Legion d'Honneur is the highest French order, in the 5 usual classes.

The silver badge is the 5th class, or knight.

the 4th class is in silver gilt with a rosette on the ribbon, officer

the third class, commander is on a neck ribbon, etc etc

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hello

yes it is exactly the one you have kindly sent a picture of

was it given in the war ?

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which is rarer a ww1 or ww2 one

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yes it was awarded to British and colonial soldiers for both wars.

I think the ww2 awards would definitely be rarer

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