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I would welcome any comments on this 'Order of the Liberation of Spain' medal:



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See more about the decoratios of the Spanish Republic at:

— "Las condecoraciones en la Segunda República Española”, Revista de Historia Militar, 117 (2015), pp. 231-289

include the awards of the Republican Government in the exile

The President of the Republic, in exile from Paris, created by decree of September 3, 1947, the Order of the Liberation of Spain to reward the services provided by nationals or foreigners who would have distinguished themselves in an exceptional way defending the Spanish Republic or contributing to the restoration of democratic freedoms in the country.
It had a civil character and consisted of the degrees of knight, commander and teacher.
As an annexed section, the Order was in charge of issuing Diplomas of Friend of the Spanish Republic for those persons who have carried out acts worthy of such distinction. They were entitled to the use of a round and bronze medal as these of the image

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Have just downloaded your magnificent article on the Second Republic.  While I haven't had a chance to study it yet, it looks like the definitive source for these awards.  Many thanks for making it available.  

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