Medal for Escaped Prisoners, instituted 20 August 1926 in France.

The medal was awarded to French soldiers who during World War I were taken prisoner during combat and later escaped. It was also available to those from the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 and was extended to World War II.

Obverse Description

Draped bust of Marianne, the national emblem of the French Republic, wearing an oak wreath facing left; around, "REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE". Ribbon, not held, should be green with orange stripes.

Reverse Description

Reverse bears wreath that frames central text: "MEDAILLE / DES / EVADES".

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