A French External Theatres of Operations Cross
A French External Theatres of Operations Cross - Bronze, cornucopia hallmarked and marked "BR" (bronze) on the edge of the lower arm, 38 mm, two bronze stars affixed to its original ribbon, very light contact, extremely fine. Footnote: The cross was created on April 30, 1921 and awarded to members of the French Forces who were mentioned in dispatches. A similar award to the Croix De Guerre 1914-1918 (with the same ribbon devices) but for the post-war period and service outside of France. The first period of award (November 11, 1918 to 1939) included campaigns in Levant and service against Abd-El Krim (Morocco, 1925-1926) The second period of award (post-1945) included campaigns in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam and Korea.