War Medals of the British Army, and How They Were Won (Classic Reprint)

War Medals of the British Army, and How They Were Won (Classic Reprint)

by Thomas Carter
     
 

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When Napoleon proposed the institution of the Legion of Honour, he was met by the assertion that: "Crosses and ribbons were the pillars of an hereditary throne, and that they were unknown to the Romans, who conquered the world." In his reply to this objection - after showing that Rome

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Excerpt from War Medals of the British Army, and How They Were Won

When Napoleon proposed the institution of the Legion of Honour, he was met by the assertion that: "Crosses and ribbons were the pillars of an hereditary throne, and that they were unknown to the Romans, who conquered the world." In his reply to this objection - after showing that Rome rewarded the achievements of her citizens by all kinds of distinctions - he added : " For the soldier, as for all men in active life, you must have glory and distinction; recompenses are the food which nourish military virtue."

For many years a similar antagonistic feeling to the granting of Medals to all ranks prevailed in this country, although the propriety of rewarding the victors of a hundred fights with some decoration was warmly advocated by the press, and the result eagerly expected by the veterans who had survived.

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ISBN-13:
9781330073193
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/15/2015
Pages:
722
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.44(d)

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