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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A function was held in the school at Kinlochard exactly 100 years ago to honour Sgt Daniel Campbell, formerly of 9th Black Watch, to acknowledge the honour he brought to the parish by winning the Military Medal and Belgian Croix de Guerre during World War One.
Jim's battalion moved forward to Fresnoy where they were billeted for some days during which time, at a ceremonial parade on October 26, he was decorated with the French Croix de Guerre medal and silver star for gallantry on the field of battle by General Louis Francois Mathieu.
He was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross with two Oak Leaf Clusters, the Air Medal with three Oak Leaf Clusters, and the French Croix de Guerre with Palm.
His Halifax heavy bomber was shot down in 1944; initially presumed dead by the government, he parachuted to safety in northern France, managed to contact the underground and worked with French resistance, posing as an Indochinese student, earning the Croix de Guerre. Another hero was Flight Sergeant E.S.
His group of 11 medals also includes the Distinguished Service Order with two bars and France's Croix de Guerre.
A week after the Polygon Wood stunt the Battalion had been inspected by Sir Douglas Haig, who decorated Captain Radford with the French Croix de Guerre which he had been awarded some time previously.
Laurence Cadbury, son of the chocolate maker was a founding member of the Friends Ambulance Unit and was given the Croix de Guerre by the French
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.
[beaucoup moins que] Amene a utiliser une grenade, je m'etais dit que jamais plus je ne me servirai d'une arme [beaucoup plus grand que], racontait le Breton en 2008, celui-la meme qui a ete decore de la Croix de guerre pour faits de resistance par le general de Gaulle.