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France and Germany Star

France and Germany Star


Campaign Stars and Medals (1939-1954)

France and Germany Star


The France and Germany Star is a Second World War medal.

Eligibility and criteria

The star was awarded for one day or more of service in France, Belgium, Holland or Germany between 06 June 1944 (D-Day) and 08 May 1945.


The six–pointed star is yellow copper zinc alloy. The obverse has a central design of the Royal and Imperial cypher, surmounted by a crown. The cypher is surrounded by a circlet containing the words ‘The France and Germany Star’.

Stars issued to Australian personnel have recipient names engraved on the plain reverse.

The ribbon consists of equal stripes of blue, white, red, white, and blue. The colours represent the Union flag and those of France and the Netherlands but not of Belgium.


If later entitled to the Atlantic star, the ATLANTIC bar would be worn.

The Aircrew Europe Bar is not issued with this star because one could not qualify for that star after 05 June 1944.

Regulations only allow one bar to be worn with the Star. When the ribbon is worn alone, a silver rosette ribbon emblem is worn to denote the award of a bar to the medal.

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