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Was He awarded the France WW1 Croix de Guerre ?


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Hi All,

I would like to have your help to try to understand if the document below : 'citation a l'Ordre de la Division', correspond to the award of the France WW1 Croix de Guerre + 1 Silver Star on the ribbon to an Italian Admiral that received the below document

I have attached a resized document so, if needed, I have a very High Resolution photo of the entire document that I can send only by email.

Who can give me an answer ?

Best Regards

Mauro

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Hi All,

I would like to have your help to try to understand if the document below : 'citation a l'Ordre de la Division', correspond to the award of the France WW1 Croix de Guerre + 1 Silver Star on the ribbon to an Italian Admiral that received the below document

I have attached a resized document so, if needed, I have a very High Resolution photo of the entire document that I can send only by email.

Who can give me an answer ?

Best Regards

Mauro

You are absolutely right. The croix de guerre was created to show that a citation (mention in dispatches) had been awarded. The various levels of command intitled to mention in dispatches (regimental or unit level = bronze star - divisionnal level = silver star - army corps = gilt star - further up = bronze palm). A same man would add as many stars or palms as he would receive citations. Some ace-fighter pilots would have as many as 20 palms.

Pleasant collecting !

Regards

Veteran

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