A Memory of Solferino


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A Memory of Solferino (Un souvenir de Solferino), J. Henry Dunant, The American National Red Cross, Washington D.C., 1939.

Blue Boards, pasted on paper decoration with title, good, front pastedown has a letter designating the book is a gift from the Greater Cleveland American Red Cross chapter to a volunteer for their service, toning and spotting on pastedown.

Henri Dunant (1828 – 1910) was a Swiss businessman who happened to witness the horrors of the 1859 Battle of Solferino between France, Sardinia, and Austria. Three years later he published Un Souvenir de Solferino at his own expense and presented it to leading figures in Europe. The next year, due to his efforts, the Red Cross was founded.