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A Memory of Solferino

£15.99

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Very good condition for age with some signs of wear to boards and age appropriate colouring to pages. British Red Cross Society Westmorland Branch stamp to first page. Binding strong.

A Memory of Solferino is the vivid and tragic story of the horror of war - it tells in realistic detail of the suffering, the wounds, and the neglect of men in agony - but running through it all are two things which relieve the terrible story. One, the innate human kindness which responded to every call for help, and the other the impartiality with which that help was given to those who needed it.
This story inspires us too with the vision of Dunant and his realisation that human kindness, to be effective, must be organised. The Red Cross is the organization which he conceived, and for which he worked so nobly through years of discouragement. To-day it stands as a great monument to his life work, and is his answer to Solferino.
He has handed on to us this great ideal - greater perhaps than he ever knew - because the battle-field for us is no longer restricted to Solferino, nor is the suffering only that of men with arms in their hands. The Red Cross has organized human kindness to deal with all human suffering wherever it may be found, but in this small book will be found the spirit which must inspire its work. In two short sentences:
"All are brothers" and "I am a mother".

Item details

Author(s):
J Henry Dunant
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1947
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
64
Publisher:
Cassell and Company Ltd

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Very good condition for age with some signs of wear to boards and age appropriate colouring to pages. British Red Cross Society Westmorland Branch stamp to first page. Binding strong.

A Memory of Solferino is the vivid and tragic story of the horror of war - it tells in realistic detail of the suffering, the wounds, and the neglect of men in agony - but running through it all are two things which relieve the terrible story. One, the innate human kindness which responded to every call for help, and the other the impartiality with which that help was given to those who needed it.
This story inspires us too with the vision of Dunant and his realisation that human kindness, to be effective, must be organised. The Red Cross is the organization which he conceived, and for which he worked so nobly through years of discouragement. To-day it stands as a great monument to his life work, and is his answer to Solferino.
He has handed on to us this great ideal - greater perhaps than he ever knew - because the battle-field for us is no longer restricted to Solferino, nor is the suffering only that of men with arms in their hands. The Red Cross has organized human kindness to deal with all human suffering wherever it may be found, but in this small book will be found the spirit which must inspire its work. In two short sentences:
"All are brothers" and "I am a mother".

Author(s):
J Henry Dunant
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1947
Format:
Hardback
Number of pages:
64
Publisher:
Cassell and Company Ltd

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