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  Croix de guerre - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Because the Croix de guerre is issued as several different medals, and as a unit decoration, situations typically arose where an individual was awarded the decoration several times, for different actions, and from different sources.
Sir William Birdwood was awarded 1st de Guerre on the 22 February 1916 by the French Presdient, 2nd by HM the King of Belgium on the 11th March 1918.
Alvin C. York was awarded the Croix de Guerre with Palme en bronze for his valor in the Battle of Meuse River-Argonne Forest near the town of Verdun, France during World War I.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Croix_de_guerre   (1285 words)

  
 Vincent Pantozzi-Croix de Guerre
The Fourragere, in the colors of the Croix de Guerre, representing two unit citations in the Orders of the Army, is authorized to be worn by all active members of the 9th Regiment.
The third picture shows two individual awards of the French Croix de Guerre, (France's highest WW1 Valor decoration), and the French Fourragere, in the colors of the Croix de Guerre, to the 9th Infantry Regiment, for extraordinary heroism in the key Soissons, and Mt. Blanc battles.
A translation of the Croix de Guerre (Star) citation is as follows: [In the Meuse-Argonne Campaign,] Sgt. Vincent Pantozzi, 9th Infantry Regiment, showed exeptional courage and coolness in fulfillilling the functions of stretcher-bearer, in several reprises, and while under fire of enemy barrage.
www.manchu.org /WorldWar1   (759 words)

  
 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - French Croix de Guerre
The French Croix de Guerre was instituted on 8 April 1915 by the French Government to recognise acts of bravery in the face of the enemy specifically mentioned in despatches.
Open to soldiers, sailors and airmen of all ranks, and of any Allied army, various types of Croix de Guerre were available: bronze (awarded by the army), silver (awarded by a division), silver-gilt (awarded by a corps), silver star (awarded by a division) and bronze star (awarded by a regiment or brigade).
The Croix de Guerre was reinstituted in 1939 with the onset of the Second World War.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/croixdeguerre.htm   (244 words)

  
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The Croix de Guerre was reestablished in September 1939.
Devices on the ribbon are the same as for the Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 and 1939-1945.
The Croix de la Valeur Militaire (CVM) was established in April 1956 to fill a gap in the French awards system.
home.att.net /~ordersandmedals2/france2.htm   (340 words)

  
 "AXIS & LEGION MILITARIA" - Axis & Legion Militaria
The Cross is formed from parts of the overall 1939 "Croix de Guerre" model.
Volume one of Littlejohn's book Foreign Legion of the Third Reich shows a picture of a reproduction "Croix de Guerre Legionnaire" notice that the center medallion piece shows the Vichy eagle, which is quite different from the original one.
Vichy Croix de Guerre, 1939/40: French veterans who had received the "Croix de Guerre" (War Cross) under the French government before the German invasion had to return their decorations in exchange for the new Vichy War Cross.
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 Croix de Guerre
A new Croix de Guerre was created on 26 September 1939 similar to the 1914-1918 type but with a different ribbon (the colours of the Great War ribbon inverted) and the "1939" date on the reverse.
As with the 1st World War type this cross was meant to show the recipient's bravery and individual citations are designated by stars or palms on the ribbon.
It was usually worn from the 1914-1918 War Cross ribbon, or sometimes from the WW2 War Cross ribbon and was disallowed by General de Gaulle and his provisional French government in London in 1944.
users.skynet.be /hendrik/eng/F-Cdg.html   (320 words)

  
 Vichy Croix de Guerre - MILITARIA COLLECTING FORUM   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
There were a number of Croix de Guerre produced during the Vichy regime, mainly in French territories loyal to Vichy.
The so-called Croix de Guerre dite Giraud instituted by General Giraud on March 16 1943 and produced and awarded in Tunisia is an example.
The 1944 Vichy Croix de Guerre was awarded for combat against partisans of various resistance groups and their SAS and SOE comrades.
www.militariacollecting.com /index.php?showtopic=1556   (963 words)

  
 Croix de Guerre Bestowed
This highest of French military honors was conferred upon the 34th Division, on behalf of Gen. Charles de Gaulle, in recognition of the outstanding record of the 34th Division during the long fight against the common foe.
Carl Kait, Croix de Guerre, rank of Division; and 1st Lt. David J. Jones, Croix de Guerre, rank of Brigade.
Croix de Guerre Bestowed added to the Press section.
www.34infdiv.org /press/croix.html   (553 words)

  
 eBay - croix de ..., Militaria, Cross Stitch items on eBay.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Croix de Guerre 1939 - Etoile de bronze.In original box
BELGIUM MEDALS WW1 BRAVERY MEDAL Croix de guerre
French WWI Croix de Guerre Bronze Medal w/ Ribbon C1918
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 Villa Saint Jean International School, 1921 Yearbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It is for actions not meriting the Officier class of the award.
This award is also conferred upon any individuals who receive either of the classes of the Légion d'Honneur as well, for earning that award means you will be mentioned in an army level dispatch.
Croix de Guerre avec Étoile d'Or - For mention in a dispatch at the division level, the Cross of War with Gold Star is awarded.
www.villastjean.com /21Yearbook/Decorations.htm   (312 words)

  
 Croix de Guerre
So much so that on de Gaulle’s triumphant return to Paris on August 26, 1944, Norman was requested to personally accompany General de Gaulle, by his side, as he marched through the Arch de Triumph, down the Champs Elysees, and into the heart of the city.
Norman was pictured, marching with General de Gaulle, on the cover of TIME Magazine.
Norman was awarded the French Croix de Guerre medal for his services to France.
www.far-eastern-heroes.org.uk /Norman/html/croix_de_guerre.htm   (696 words)

  
 LVF Croix de Guerre - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
I also have a copy of "Militaria" Magazine, with an apparently good article on rarer Croix de Guerre variations, but need a literal translation as this is the French Language edition and it doesn't translate smoothly with a pocket dictionary.
A while back I received another image of a medal exactly as mine from a serious collector of French Medals and Orders in the Netherlands, and he of course believes his to be good as well.
There may also be a photo in Vol 2 of a genuine Croix; I don't have the book in front of me at the moment.
www.wehrmacht-awards.com /forums/showthread.php?t=44828   (1421 words)

  
 MultimanPublishing.com
CROIX DE GUERRE is not a complete game.
Ownership of ASL Rules, BEYOND VALOR, YANKS, and WEST OF ALAMEIN is required.
Compared to the old Crescendo of Doom gamette, CROIX DE GUERRE offers greatly expanded coverage of the French, in terms of both counter types and historical research.
www.multimanpublishing.com /ASL/prodcdg.php   (645 words)

  
 Redbendad's Forever Temporary   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Some of the men of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the French Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action.
Among their ranks were the first Americans awarded the Croix de Guerre by the French.
They were the first Americans awarded the French Croix de Guerre, and they were not the only Harlem Hellfighters to win awards; 171 of its officers and men received individual medals and the unit received a Croix de Guerre for taking Sechault.
www.redbendad.com /27/27369thInfantryww1.htm   (424 words)

  
 Pocketwatcher - Antique Pocket Watches #295 French Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 Large Bronze Medal or Fob   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Pocketwatcher - Antique Pocket Watches #295 French Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 Large Bronze Medal or Fob
#295 French Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 Large Bronze Medal or Fob
Republic of France - French Croix de Guerre 1914-1918 Large Bronze Metal (FRENCH CROIX DE GUERRE) was issued by France for
pocketwatcher.zoovy.com /product/295   (281 words)

  
 First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Belgian Croix de Guerre
First World War.com - Encyclopedia - Belgian Croix de Guerre
The Belgian Croix de Guerre (or War Cross) was instituted on 25 October 1915 as a means of formally recognising acts of heroism performed by individuals (of any of the Allied powers) during the First World War.
The medal was also awarded to recognise a period amounting to three years of front-line Belgian service (plus other circumstances, e.g.
www.firstworldwar.com /atoz/croixdeguerre_b.htm   (245 words)

  
 Croix de Guerre definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Croix de Guerre definition - Dictionary - MSN Encarta
Search for "Croix de Guerre" in all of MSN Encarta
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encarta.msn.com /dictionary_1861601458/Croix_de_Guerre.html   (77 words)

  
 Belgium Croix de Guerre - Wehrmacht-Awards.com Militaria Forums
WW1 Belgium Croix de Guerre Obverse.JPG (56.8 KB, 108 views)
My great-grand uncle is a "Ridder in de Leopoldsorde" What does this ext.
Hello Christian L, The A means that the palm was awarded during the reign of King Albert I (1909-1934) You can also see the A on the back of the WWI War Crosses.
www.wehrmacht-awards.com /forums/showthread.php?t=83490   (621 words)

  
 French Croix De Guerre
As always, confirm these, as you would any other source material.
The French Croix De Guerre (with Gold Star)
The Croix de Guerre was established in 1915 and was
ngb.chebucto.org /NFREG/Ricketts/croix_de_guerre.shtml   (143 words)

  
 The New Yorker: The Talk of the Town   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
His plane hit a palm tree or ran into Japanese ground fire, and went in.
My friend Gardner Botsford, who was an infantry officer, landed at Omaha Beach on D Day, fought in Normandy and at the Bulge and Aachen and the Hürtgen Forest, was twice wounded, and received numerous decorations, including the Croix de Guerre.
He has recently written a book in which he talks about some of this, but never with pathos.
www.newyorker.com /talk/content?030303ta_talk_angell   (1203 words)

  
 Art Poster Print - La Croix De Guerre Des Femmes - Artist: Entertainment Poster - Poster Size: 11.00 X 17.00 inches - ...
Art Poster Print - La Croix De Guerre Des Femmes - Artist: Entertainment Poster - Poster Size: 11.00 X 17.00 inches
This La Croix De Guerre Des Femmes Poster is made with High Quality Poster paper and is...
All other designated trademarks, copyrights and brands are the property of their respective owners.
www.shop.com /op/aprod-p37637646   (188 words)

  
 Croix de Guerre with Palm
This citation bears with it the award of the Croix de Guerre with Palm.
Design Copyright © 2002,2004 Patrick Skelly, for the 34th Infantry Division Association.
Croix de Guerre with Palm moved to the Award section.
www.34infdiv.org /award/croix.html   (168 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Blondie: A Biography of Lieutenant-Colonel H G Hasler Dso, Obe, Croix De Guerre, Royal Marines: Books: Ewen ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This item is not eligible for Amazon Prime, but over a million other items are.
I own the rights to this title and would like to make it available again through Amazon.
Blondie: A Biography of Lieutenant-Colonel H G Hasler Dso, Obe, Croix De Guerre, Royal Marines (Hardcover)
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0850525160?v=glance   (396 words)

  
 Belgian Orders and Medals - Groups Page 5 Korean War
He was promoted to Acting Captain on February 28 1919 and was awarded the Belgian Croix de Guerre on September
His service records record his entitlement to 1939-45 Star, War Medal and Defence Medals, in
addition to the 1915 Star, BWM, Victory Medal with MID, MBE, OBE and Croix de Guerre.
www.belgian-medals.com /Groups_Page5.html   (488 words)

  
 USMC History Books: 5th Marines World War One Documents Lot
follows: Unit Croix de Guerre Citation awarded to the 5th Marines
The Croix de Guerre Certificate has been fairly badly crumpled
The English translation of the Croix de Guerre Certificate
www.scuttlebuttsmallchow.com /rosedocs.html   (235 words)

  
 The Croix De Guerre
Click on the image to see it full screen and to be able to read the writing where Emily mentions the Croix De Guerre she received.
The following letter written several years after the war by her commanding officer in the A.E.F. talks about her qualifications as a surgical nurse and mentions her receiving the Croix De Guerre from France.
Dr Macrae letter (page is slow to load)
mywebpages.comcast.net /makinson/Honoring_Emily_Vuagniaux.htm   (167 words)

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