I am researching the wartime exploits of Madame Maino MARECHAL, nee Snape (1888-1972). Have been told that in 1952 she travelled to the UK to receive a medal for her work in the resistance in France in WW2. Would very much like to know what this medal was, as family sources can only say that it was awarded for: "having found a way to remove the tattoos of stars from Jewish people in order to help them obtain new identities, and for helping airmen to escape France" Maino was her real name & she was born in Dudley, Staffordshire in 1888 as Maino Amelia Amy SNAPE. She is assumed to have married a frenchman Claude MARECHAL, a chemist (date & place of marriage not yet found). She died in Kent in 1972. It is not known wether she was ever interned in France, as she may have had French citizenship through her marriage. Have had no luck looking in the online indexes of the London Gazette, National Archives Kew, Times Newspaper, or British Newspaper Archives under her married or maiden names. As it is not in the London Gazette, I assume it may not be the OBE, George Medal, BEM or similar UK government award, and wonder if it may be a special medal from another allied country, free Polish Government etc, or from a civilian organisation such as an RAF ex-services escape Society, or a Jewish organisation. Any hints as to where to look next would be welcome. Thanks.