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Un Souvenir de Solférino

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  • License: not in copyright.
  • Creator: Dunant, J. Henry, 1828-1910
  • Publisher: Fick
  • Place of Publication: Genève
  • Publication Year: 1863
  • Edition: 3rd edition

This is the book that led 1863 to the establishment of the Committee for Relief of the Wounded, the precursor of the International Committee of the Red Cross (founded 1876) and to the Geneva Convention of 1864.

Henri Dunant first published the book 1862, at his own costs, and widely distributed it among the political leaders in Europe. Since, Un Souvenir de Solférino has been reedited countless times and translated in numerous languages.