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Latest  arrival  straight  from  France  arriving  this morning. I  have  to  do  some  research  yet  to  find out  where it  was  won.

 

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Probably  getting on  for  60  now. Getting  an  obsession,  but  I`m  sure  you  can  relate  to  that  Gaston :thumbsup:

 

Jim

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just saw it Jim, I understand now why you did not order another croix de guerre that I have found for you last time, you were already on this one :smile:, congratulation, very nice find with a very french name!!!!

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Thanks. I am  very pleased  with  it. You  can  keep  finding  them for  me  though please :crying:

 

Good  job  i  have  an understanding  wife :smile:

 

Jim

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My little contribution:

 

 

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Here is another group of Medaille Militaire and Croix de Guerre awarded to a soldier from 2nd Zouave Regiment, Eugene Capo. He was killed in action near to Nieuport. He lies today with his comrades at Notre Dame de Lorette. Note when the certificate is dated, 1928!!!

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Some  citations  I  have.  The  first  one  is  signed  by  general  Maud- Huy These diplomas  are  all  contained in  acid  free  pockets  so  there is  some  reflection.

 

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A  few  others

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I  love  this  one.  The medal  came  with  the photograph  of  a  young  man  killed  at  Craonne in  April  1917

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Thanks Gengis. I just love the variations on the certificates.

Here`s another one

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Picked up this nice little set today. Can anyone tell me anything about the photo of the recipient, what type of units etc ?

 

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Gordon

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Gordon,

 

That  is a  beautiful  group. I  have  no  doubt  there  are  more  out  there  with  better knowledge  than  I but  looks  an  Officer  in  120 RI to  me.

 

These  groups  are  just  so  underrated,  testament  to  a  very  ,very  brave man,

 

Thanks  for  showing this. Utterly  superb!!!!

 

Jim

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Just  checked  my  database,  I  have  neither  the  history  of  120RI or  120 RIT so  can`t  help  with  any information on  those  Regiments  actions

 

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Jim W., you did beat me to it. The person on the photograph looks indeed to be an officer of the "120 Régiment d'Infanterie", you can see some of their history from 1914-1945 here: http://argonne1418.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/jmo-ri-120.pdf. Can't comment on his rank. 

 

Once  again  Bart,  this  just  highlights  what  a  superb  forum  this is. Everyone  helping  each  other out. :thumbup:

 

Jim

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Here  are  2  more  just  in. Both  1917s  but  with  interesting  ribbon  attachments.

 

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Hello Jim, really nice, I like a lot, they have a lot of patina, and ribbons attachments are great, rarely encountered, what means the 50?

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Hi Gengis,

 

i  think  the 50  is  a  regimental  collar  number. Someone  may  have  a  different  idea  but  that  is  my  thought

 

Jim

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