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Auction: 19001 - Orders, Decorations and Medals
Lot: 1034

An interesting mounted group of three miniature dress medals worn by French Agent G. H. Bué (Bar), French Resistance

British War Medal; France, Legion of Honour; Poland, Order of Polonia Restituta; France, Order of Academic Palms, mounted as worn by Spink & Son, good very fine and a most unusual combination (4)

George Henri Bué (Bar) was born in 1843, the son of Jules Bué. A prolific schoolmaster he was Professor of French and German at St. Andrew's, Bradfield, 1864-75, Senior French Master at Merchant Taylor's, 1875-90 and later Christ's Hospital, Horsham, being appointed in 1890. Besides his teaching, it was Bué who made the first translation of Alice in Wonderland. Becoming a naturalised British Citizen in 1894 he appears to have returned to his native France during the Great War appearing under 'Agents 103a, Page 17' of the MIC under the surname Bar, operating in Solesmes. He died in Sussex in 1928; sold with copied research.

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