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Spanish Republic República Española 14th April 1931 - 1st April 1939

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Old 03-10-2012, 09:03 AM   #1
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:09 AM   #2
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Guys,

I recently gathered a little bit of information about this order:
. It was founded either in 1931 or in 1947 (information is contradictory). I tend to lean for the later date, as the Statutes of the Order were published by the Ministry of the Spanish Republic in exile in Paris in 1947.
. It was awarded apparently up to Franco's death, as long as the "Spanish Government" was exiled in Paris.
. There seems to be different classes: so far, we have a Star of the order, I have found mentions of Commander level, and I have photo evidence of a knight badge as well as a bronze medal to the Order. I would venture that there were 5 classes to the order (Grand-Cross, Grand-Officer, Commander, Officer and Knight) and one or two levels of Medals to the Order.
. The orders may have been manufactured by Arthus Bertrand in Paris (we need confirmation of hallmarks on existing specimens).

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Re: Order of Liberation

Very interesting. Thanks!

Bertrand has records, but they don't like to show them to anyone.
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