Welcome To My Store. Antique Commemorative Medal Voluntary Service Ranks the Free French Badge Rare. Attributed To Jacques Antoine Vallin – Vênus Et l’Amour. Dear Buyers & collectors, We are Pleased to offer you a Gorgeous Unique Antique Beautiful. Very beautiful art work jewelry. Material: Bronze, silver plating. Obverse: Matte Lorraine cross with polished edging along the edge; on the crossbeams there is an inscription in two lines: FRANCE LIBRE (Free France). Reverse: similar to the obverse, only on the bars of the date cross – on the top: 18 JUIN 1940, on the bottom: 8 MAI 1945. The ribbon is dark blue with diagonal red stripes running from right to left. Very good for its age for a used item. See photos, which are an integral part of the description. Commemorative Medal of Voluntary Service in the Ranks of Free France (Médaille commémorative des Services Volontaires dans la France Libre). General Edgard de Larminat proposed the creation of an award for the volunteers of the Free French troops who fought against the Axis on all fronts of the Second World War. The Free French troops numbered only 7,000 fighters in July 1940, and by 1942 had grown to about 70,000 men. They were especially active in the battles in North Africa, and subsequently formed the backbone of the 1st division of the Free French, which took an active part in the Italian company of 1944, and the liberation of Paris in August 1944. In addition, the Free French had, albeit not numerous, their own Navy and Air Force, which took part in most of the important battles of the anti-Hitler coalition. By 1944, Free French waxes numbered about half a million, and in 1945, they crossed the one million mark. Established April 4, 1946. Commemorative Medal of Service in the Free French Forces has become an award for both military and civilians, regardless of their nationality. Those who signed a volunteer contract, with the forces of free France, until August 1, 1943 (for the military). Those who entered service in the territories controlled by the National Committee in London before August 1, 1943 (for civilians). In good condition as on the photos. They look just gorgeous! Condition exactly as on the photo, please exam photos for details. This is lovley item own or to give as specail gift. Please view all photos alone with reading this description. If thers is anything I need to clarify, feel free to ask questions. I have other antique and vintage items for sale at the moment and shall be listing other over the following few days, so please keep checking my items for sale. This is a lovely item to own or to give as a special gift. This means they have the usual aspects of pre-owned jewellery. If there is a major dent, ding, flaw, or bend, it will be noted under the basic information. Please review all photos closely, since they are a large part of my item description. (all made with daylight, to show the colour as authentic as possible). I check myself each product and sell only the best quality products. In any case, if you are not satisfied with the product. Please contact me and I will do everything to your satisfaction. I accepted within 14 days, In its original packaging and on condition the item is its original condition as received. My customers are very important to me! Please, In case of any problem or question, please feel free to contact me and I will do everything. I can to make you be satisfied! In any case of problem contact me right away before leaving feedback so I will do my very best to resolve any problem. And to make you satisfied. Thank you for shopping. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\France”. The seller is “aladinoa6″ and is located in this country: UA. This item can be shipped worldwide.
- Conflict: WW II (1939-45)
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Theme: Militaria
- Country/Region of Manufacture: France
- Region of Origin: France