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Henry Dunant

A MEMORY

H. Dunant
OF SOLFERINO

Who better than Henry Dunant


ICRC

to shake the reader with a


gripping account of the suffering
of the thousands of wounded
soldiers left untended after the

A MEMORY OF SOLFERINO
battle of Solferino? In this work,
Dunant succeeds in taking the
vital step between that vision of
devastation and an impassioned
appeal on behalf of the victims
of combat.
The horrors witnessed by Dunant
after the battle of Solferino on
24 June 1859 and his ensuing
humanitarian appeal are at the
origin of the Red Cross/Red Crescent
Movement, which today comprises
186 National Societies with millions
0361/002 11.2010 2,000

of members, as well as the two


international bodies – the ICRC and
the International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
This is a truly poignant book.
Mission
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is
an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose
exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and
dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of
violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC
also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and
strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian
principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of
the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross
and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the
international activities conducted by the Movement in armed
conflicts and other situations of violence.
HENRY DUNANT

A MEMORY
OF SOLFERINO

International Committee of the Red Cross


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1202 Geneva, Switzerland
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Mission
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is
an impartial, neutral and independent organization whose
exclusively humanitarian mission is to protect the lives and
dignity of victims of armed conflict and other situations of
violence and to provide them with assistance. The ICRC
also endeavours to prevent suffering by promoting and
strengthening humanitarian law and universal humanitarian
principles. Established in 1863, the ICRC is at the origin of
the Geneva Conventions and the International Red Cross
and Red Crescent Movement. It directs and coordinates the
international activities conducted by the Movement in armed
conflicts and other situations of violence.
Henry Dunant

A MEMORY

H. Dunant
OF SOLFERINO

Who better than Henry Dunant


ICRC

to shake the reader with a


gripping account of the suffering
of the thousands of wounded
soldiers left untended after the

A MEMORY OF SOLFERINO
battle of Solferino? In this work,
Dunant succeeds in taking the
vital step between that vision of
devastation and an impassioned
appeal on behalf of the victims
of combat.
The horrors witnessed by Dunant
after the battle of Solferino on
24 June 1859 and his ensuing
humanitarian appeal are at the
origin of the Red Cross/Red Crescent
Movement, which today comprises
186 National Societies with millions
0361/002 11.2010 2,000

of members, as well as the two


international bodies – the ICRC and
the International Federation of Red
Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
This is a truly poignant book.