Translation: Resistance Medal
Total awarded for WW II:
This decoration was created by General Charles de Gaulle on February 9th, 1943, as a recognition for distinguished services in active resistance to the enemy. It is a circular medal with a cross of Lorraine inside a raised rim. The ribbon is black with two broad red stripes at either edge, within the black are two red stripes set inwards from either edge and two more down the centre.