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5 May 2012
Napoleon Moment de Memoire
The anniversary of Napoleon's death, ceremony on St Helena
Napoleon Moment de Memoire on St Helena Island
Members of the public observe the ceremony from the terrace above the tomb

Darrin Henry, SHBC

191 years ago on the 5th of May, also a Saturday as it happens, Napoleon Bonaparte died at Longwood House.

To commemorate his death the French Consul and St Helena Tourism held a "Moment de Memoire" ceremony at The Tomb on Saturday 5 May at 11am while a similar commemoration took place at Les Invalides in Paris, France where Napoleon's body now rests.

Prayers were said followed by the playing of the last post by a Scouts bugler. Three wreaths were then laid by island representatives.

Full report will be in issue 7 of The Sentinel on 10 May 2012.



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