Darrell

French Croix de Guerre WWI

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ID: 202   Posted (edited)

it seems the French framed their awarded from WW1 more than most nationalities.  

At least that's how it seems me me...;)

11 hours ago, Mark McM said:

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

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Like looking croix

I wish I knew more about why some or dark and others not? I would also like to know how many manufacturers there were. To me honest, I don't know that I've ever looked to see if any I own arecmaker marked except for me Silver CdG.

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13 hours ago, ccj said:

 

I wish I knew more about why some or dark and others not? 

manufacturing variation?  

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I have been bitten by the Croix de Guerre collecting bug. Here is my first haul; I expect there will be more. I don't know what it is about this particular medal. Maybe its simplicity, its history, its reputation. Whatever it is, I'll be scouring flea markets and military shows and even Ebay for more. (I really need a cheaper hobby)

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Nice group

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Great  collection Jerry. I love  these medals.  I  got bitten  by  the  bug  years  ago.

Jim

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