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Red Cross
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The International Red Cross Movement. Sympathy and concern for the victims of war first reached a substantial public in the Crimean War (1854–1856), when a report of the British nurse F. Nightingale (who had spent some time at Kaiserswerth, during her training) drew attention throughout Europe to conditions in the Crimea. Her report also made an impression on Henry Dunant (1828–1910), a businessman from an upper-class family in Geneva. At t…

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Kaiser, Jochen-Christoph, “Red Cross”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_124659>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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