Hubert Germain, the last Companion of Liberation

The last of the 1,038 “Companions of Liberation”, who passed away on Tuesday 12 October 2021, was buried on 11 November in the crypt of the Memorial of Combatant France, on Mont Valérien. He joins the remains of the 16 war dead who represent the diversity of French engagements during the Second World War. 

Ceremonies in tribute to the last Companion of Liberation on Wednesday 10 and Thursday 11 November.

Press release issued by the Musée de l'Ordre de la Libération


A national tribute was paid to Hubert Germain in the main courtyard of the Hôtel des Invalides, on Friday 15 October.

Click here to watch the video of the official ceremony