The first rescue medals were given under the reign of Louis XIV, they continued to be awarded during the Revolution and the Empire. They became officials in 1816. At this time they were non portable. In 1831, the portable version was created by Louis-Philippe, the ribbon was tricolor blue white and red.
The official name since 1901 is medal of honor for act of courage and self-sacrifice.
The averse was modified following the differents political regimes but the reverse was almost the same between 1836 and 1899.
A specific pattern was institued for the navy (and later merchant marine) in 1899, a red anchor was added in 1909 on the ribbon.
The conditions of obtaining of this decoration impose to put its own life in danger in the act of rescue, What that is not in the professional executive
(fire brigades for example), That the victim is not a member of your own family… statistically it is the most attributed during rescue on road accident and risk of drowning.
following this link you’ll see the gold level http://www.bacqueville-medailles.com/in … c231711473
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