Re: Walking canes?
Envoyé par: Sylvain METIVIER
(Adresse IP journalisée)
Date: ven. 11 juin 2010 17:40:13
Napoleon III just gave medails to all old fighters. Nothing more.
Only french can have money since 1851. Those old men, living in France, were not rich so in 1849 Louis Napoleon, first french president, decided to give them a help in some money.
In 1857 Napoleon IIIrd decided to give to all old fighters, and women too, the Medaille de Sainte Helene. It was allowed to all those who were in the french army beetween 1792 (valmy) and 1815 (Waterloo).
Well, perhaps someone gave to this dutch old men the cane, but there is no relation with the medal.