Mort Pour La France
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Mort Pour La France

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.

Montaigut-le-Blanc cemetery, tribute to the soldiers killed during the First World War (Puy-de-Dôme, France).


The term is defined in L.488 to L.492 (bis) of the Code des pensions militaires d'invalidité et des victimes de guerre.[1] 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.


French copyright law gives a special 30 years extension of copyright to creative artists declared "Mort pour la France" over the usual 70 years post mortem (article L. 123-10).[2][3][4][5]


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".

See also


  1. ^ "Code des pensions militaires d'invalidité et des victimes de la guerre - Chapitre Ier : Mention "Mort pour la France"". Retrieved .
  2. ^ "Code de la Propriété Intellectuelle (Livre I - Titre II)". Archived from the original on 2011-08-29. Retrieved .
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  4. ^ Angelopoulos, Christina (13 September 2012). "The Myth of European Term Harmonisation: 27 Public Domains for the 27 Member States". International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. Rochester, NY. SSRN 2145862.
  5. ^ Rybicka, Katarzyna. "The Little Prince: almost in the Public Domain". Retrieved 2016.

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