Mort pour la France is a legal expression in France and an honor awarded to people who died during a conflict, usually in service of the country.
The term is defined in L.488 to L.492 (bis) of the Code des pensions militaires d'invalidité et des victimes de guerre. It applied to military men who died in action or from an injury or an illness contracted during the service during the First and Second World Wars, the Indochina and Algeria Wars, and fighting in Morocco and the Tunisian War of Independence, and to civilians killed during these conflicts. Both French citizens and volunteers of other citizenship are eligible to honor.
The words "Mort pour la France" records on the death certificate.
The status is awarded by
Additionally diploma «Aux morts de la grande guerre, la patrie reconnaissante» is awarded to family of
Diploma is awarded by minister responsible for veterans and war victims.
List of writers officially declared "Mort pour la France".
List of composers officially declared "Mort pour la France".
Others officially declared "Mort pour la France".