This is a nice World War II French Croix de Guerre that is in very good condition. The cross is constructed of bronze that has toned to an attractive deep olive color. In the central disk is the image of the French Republic, which is the bust of a young woman wearing a Phrygian cap. Around the perimeter of the disk are the words “REPUBLIQUE FRANCAISE”. The reverse disk is with the date 1939. The cross is suspended from its original red ribbon with green stripes. It is a bit dingy from age and wear. Affixed to the ribbon is one bronze star signifying a mention in dispatches in orders at the Regimental or Brigade level. There is some light green verdigris at the edges of the arms on the reverse of the cross that is not distracting and can easily be removed if desired. The ribbon is without the dual vertical stickpin assembly but is sewn at the type for the French ball end parade bar.