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WWI Croix De Guerre Question

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I was wondering if this French Croix De Guerre is an authentic example? The reason I ask is because of the tips of the swords. Other CDGs that I have seen have sharper tipped swords, as opposed to the more rounded ones on this piece. As far as I can tell (which I could most definitely be wrong) it looks to be period correct. 

Thanks for any help in advance!

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"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls..." - Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army

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As this is a foreign award shouldn't it be posted on our sister site? 


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Thousands awarded to Americans in WWI- so 'either or' IMHO. And it looks fine to me. Bobgee


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"I have only two men out of my company and 20 out of some other company. We need support, but it is almost suicide to try to get it here as we are swept by machine gun fire and constant barrage is on us. I have no one on my left and only a few on my right. I will hold." (Message sent by 1st Lt. Clifton B. Cates. USMC, 96th Co., Soissons, 19 July 1918 - later 19th Commandant of the Marine Corps 1948-1952)

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Thank you all very much for your response! I'm primarily a U.S. medal collector, so I wanted to be sure before venturing into foreign awards. I think a Croix De Guerre would be a nice addition to my (small) U.S. Great War collection.


"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls..." - Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army

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16 hours ago, bobgee said:

Thousands awarded to Americans in WWI- so 'either or' IMHO. And it looks fine to me. Bobgee

Ok, have one myself was curious. thanks! 


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Nice...what years are on the reverse? from 1914 to.....  1918..1917..1916..1915  There are many versions.  I would think 1914-1918..nice medal in great shape with pin

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Thank you very much, Edelweisse!  You are indeed correct that it is a 1914-1918 example. I wanted a variant that would have been awarded to U.S. A.E.F. soldiers and Marines. I will post more pictures once I open it. 

Also thank you, Hermanus. I really appreciate the additional confirmation that this is a period piece!


"Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls..." - Chaplain Emil J. Kapaun, 1st Cavalry Division, United States Army

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The medal looks good but it does appear to be reribboned - Also I have never seen an awarded GDG without some sort of device (palm or palms/stars etc) to denote what level the award was from.

Bill


"The Americans on this Island are not ordinary troops, but Marines, a special force recruited from jails and insane asylums for blood lust." -Japanese Newspaper found during the Battle of Guadalcanal - "They Got That Right!!" Chesty Puller

 

 

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