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French Croix de Guerre WWI

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ID: 176   Posted (edited)

A recent  acquisition

Jim

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Your collection is wonderful. I love the CdG and French militaria. 

I'd love to have a few nice CdG documents. 

I really need to examine mine for any silver marks. 

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Stunning!  Simply stunning!  Congratulations!  Looks awesome!

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Just  managed  to  pick  this diploma  up today.

.I  already  have  this  design in  my  collection  but  couldn`t  resist  another one:speechless:

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Another beautiful diploma for the CdG. I think it's 1917

 

I hope to have a nice framed one in a week or so... All depends on the postal service.

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ID: 184   Posted (edited)

Regimental Citation, signed by Lt.Colonel Boigues, Commanding the 149 Inf.Rgt.

Named to Joannis Marius RIVOLIER who was killed by a bullet at Angres, in the 3rd Battle of Artois on 27 Sept.1915

 

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Regimental Citation, signed by Lt.Colonel Gaube, commanding the 98 Inf.Rgt.

Named to Sgt. Marius MAZERON for his courage while supplying his company with food under a German gas-attack on 8/9 nov.1916 at Pressoire.

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Beautiul

 

 French citations are very attractive. I should have started collecting them long ago. 

I fear a fellow named Chris B has nabbed most of the nice German and French citations.... lol

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ID: 186   Posted (edited)

Odulf,

Those  are beautiful  citations.

 

I just  picked  up  this  group of  citations  with  a  1915 medal.

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I have seen advertised on Ebay a WW2 CdG with a blank, completely plain reverse. Is this anything official, or even semi-official? I cannot any other reference to such a model.

Thanks for any possible information

Jerry

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Ok, sorry!  Can't comment on thise one.

But I'll ask.

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14 hours ago, Jerry T said:

I am familiar with the London version as having no date- have one in my collection. But the one I am referring to is totally plain, flat. See listing http://www.ebay.com/itm/142221603043?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Jerry

 

These  medals  are  called  "uniface". I  once  collected  all  CdG and had  one of  these in  my  collection.  i  was informed  by  a very knowledgeable  French  collector  that  these medals  were purely  for  displaying in  frames  and  were  thought not to  be official. 

Jim

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According to memenbers of a French militaria forum I am helping moderating, there is nothing unusual to it.

They are quiet rare but not more expensive then any other WWII CdG.

They were probalbly oversea's made examples.

Sorry Jim I was absent for a while and just answered without checking the poste.

 

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Thank you both for your answers.

To buy or not to buy, that is the question.........(with apologies to the Bard)

Jerry

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Jerry, I  think it is  worth  getting one  for  completion of  a  collection purposes. 

Jim

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20 hours ago, Tunneller said:

These  medals  are  called  "uniface". I  once  collected  all  CdG and had  one of  these in  my  collection.  i  was informed  by  a very knowledgeable  French  collector  that  these medals  were purely  for  displaying in  frames  and  were  thought not to  be official. 

Jim

That is very probable. I have a framed set where a normal CdG was flattened on the back to make it fit well on the frame. I think many, maybe even most Fench Vets after WW1 had a special framed set for the wall as well as their wearing medals.

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just acquired, a *very* dark bronze example.  It's quite aesthetically pleasing, imho.  

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ID: 199   Posted (edited)

18 minutes ago, Tunneller said:

Very nice Mark

Jim

Thanks, Jim!  The nuance and variety of the CdG sure contributes to it's appeal!!  

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I  picked  this one up  recently. beautifully framed.  I have no idea of  the  year  of  the medal and won`t be  taking  the  back off  to  find  out.:D

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