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Chandler, Weider and Markham Receive Marengo Medal

During the first INS Napoleonic Congress held in Alessandria, Italy in June of 1997, INS President Ben Weider, INS Historical Consultant and renowned scholar David Chandler, and INS Executive Vice-President and Editor-in-Chief J. David Markham were given the Marengo Medal by the Province of Alessandria. President Weider was unfortunately unable to attend the ceremony due to a prior commitment. David Chandler was presented his medal by the Minister of Culture for the Province, and David Markham was present his medal by Count Calvi di Bergòlo. The medals were presented on the grounds of Count de Bergòlo's Renaissance castle, the Castello di Piovera.

The Marengo Medal

Count di Bergòlo

Count Calvi di Bergòlo & J. David Markham

The awards ceremony was preceded by a Champaign reception in honor of the INS and of the awardees. The finale of the ceremony was a military salute of honor fired by soldiers in period uniforms. After the ceremony, a gala dinner topped of a wonderful day that had also included a tour of the Museum of Marengo and a discussion of the battle led by David Chandler.


Chandler & Markham receive military salute

Just prior to the INS Congress, David Markham was presented the Medal of the City of Ajaccio, Corsica. The medal was presented at a champagne reception in Markham's honor by Mayor Marc Marcangeli.

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The Ajaccio Medal




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