Croix de Guerre


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Croix de Guerre

 (krwä′ də gâr′)
n.
A French military decoration for bravery in combat.

[French : croix, cross + de, of + guerre, war.]

Croix de Guerre

(krwa də ɡɛr)
n
(Military) a French military decoration awarded for gallantry in battle: established 1915
[literally: cross of war]

Croix de Guerre

(krwɑdə ˈgɛr)
n.
a French military award for heroism in battle.
[1910–15; < French: literally, cross of war]
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Noun1.Croix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantryCroix de Guerre - a French military decoration for gallantry
laurel wreath, medal, decoration, ribbon, medallion, palm - an award for winning a championship or commemorating some other event
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As well as the Victoria Cross, Lt Col Marshall was awarded the Croix de Guerre and made a Chevalier of the Order of Leopold by the Belgian government.
Rank: Donkeyman Regiment: Mercantile Marine Age: 61 Date of death: 18-7-1916 Buried at: Tower Hill Memorial John Henry Withers Croix De Guerre (France) son of Mr and Mrs A Withers, of 17 Bromfield Street.
The son of a British First World War veteran, he was awarded the Croix de Guerre, the American Medal of Freedom, and a British mention in Dispatches for his efforts in the French Resistance during the Second World War.
Batchelder received the Croix de Guerre with Palm from the French government for his exceptional war services rendered in the course of operations of the liberation of France.
Une population qui porte sa croix de guerre et existe.
For his gallantry, Watt was awarded the VC, the Croix de Guerre and the Al Valore Militare.
His courageous and exemplary actions in the battlefield near Charpentry France from September 29 to 30 in 1918 had not gone unnoticed as he was also later selected as the recipient of the Croix de Guerre or the Cross of War from the French government as well as the Distinguished Service Cross of the U.
Age 86 | Hometown: Klamath Falls | Private first class | Army | Europe | French Croix de Guerre
He was later invited to Buckingham Palace for an audience with King George VI and also received the Croix de Guerre avec Palme medal.
The 46-year-old writer was taken aback when a military historian made known that Volant was given a Croix de Guerre (Cross of War) medal for his courage and bravery after killing several German soldiers.
One of the most famous broadcasts was recorded on a bombing raid over Berlin, and in 1945, he was awarded the Croix de Guerre for gallant services to France.
He was twice awarded Norway''s highest decoration, the War Cross with Sword, and was awarded the British DSO and MM, the French Croix de Guerre and Legion d''honneur, and, post-war, the Royal Norwegian Order of St Olav.