French Militaria: Bronze Medal War Cross with Bronze Star in Box10

French Militaria: Bronze Medal War Cross with Bronze Star in Box10

Code: MT2/

€119.00 Approx $123.32, £103.75
 

French Militaria: Bronze Medal War Cross with Bronze Star in Box - "Croix de Guerre" - First World War French Medal - MT2/10

 

This excellent example of the French 'Croix de Guerre', the Military Cross that was awarded for acts of valor. This includes a ribbon with the Bronze Star device:  awarded when mentioned at Regiment level.  Medals themselves are only issued once and any number of ribbon devices can then be added for acts of valour. The medal is formed of a bronze Florentine Croix or Cross Pattée, with two crossed swords pointing up between the arms. 

From the rear of the box it would appear that the medal was awarded to M. V Berger. The name is written in pencil, with further wording below. The medal is complete in the original box with the liner or medal support and is in very good order. The box itself shows signs of age and handling as would be expected for an item of this material and age. A good collector's piece.

This is the very first version of the Croix de Guerre, designed by French sculptor Paul-Albert Bartholomé, and it was issued for each of the years of the war following its adoption by Parliament in 1915: so 1915,1916, 1917 and 1918. 

Your purchase will be carefully packed in recycled wrapping where possible and despatched via 'AnPost', from Ireland. 
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