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Orders, decorations, and medals of France

Orders, decorations, and medals of France


This is a list of some of the modern
orders, decorations and medals of France. Some like the Legion of Honour
are awarded to both the armed forces and civilians. Others are decorations of a
pure civilian or military character. Only four of the 19 Ministerial orders
have survived the reform of the French system of decorations in 1963. The
others were replaced by the Ordre national du Mérite.
National orders Civilian distinctions
Military decorations Commemorative medals
=19th century==1900–1914=
=1st World War==Between the two wars=
=Second World War==After 1945=
Abolished or dormant Orders =Ministerial Orders=
=Colonial Orders=See also
Ribbons of the French military and civil awards


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