The Geneva Convention
The Hidden Origins of the Red Cross
By (author) Angela Bennett
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Geneva Convention by Angela Bennett
Book DescriptionThis is the story of how two unknown young men who loathed each other founded the Red Cross, an organisation that has done more for mankind than any other. Why did the crowned heads of sixteen states meet in Geneva in 1864, on the invitation of these virtual nobodies, to sign a world-changing convention? Drawing on confidential papers and private documents, and including a 'day in the life' piece on the Head of Operations, Near East, for the International Committee of the Red Cross, Angela Bennett gives us the full story of the Convention. She reveals the frustrations and complications that nearly destroyed it in the early years, the bitter antagonism between the brilliant administrator Moynier and the flamboyant Dunant, and probes the bank scandal for which Dunant was convicted.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780750941471
(235mm x 159mm x 8mm)
Imprint: Sutton Publishing Ltd
Publisher: The History Press Ltd
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Geneva Convention, Paperback (August 2006)
Presents the story of the Geneva Convention and the events which brought it into being. Who would have thought that the world's first treaty on human rights could have been founded by two young men, who cordially loathed each other? This work describes how they drew up a code of practice for the treatment of war-wounded in battle.
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Formed in 1965, the Reds have attracted a worldwide following as ambassadors for Great Britain on their overseas display tours to some 50 countries.
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Author Biography - Angela Bennett
Angela Bennett was born in London, educated at Roedean and managed to bluff her way into advertising without any degrees, diplomas or experience. Becoming a Lady through her second marriage, she now lives near Geneva in a fairytale castle. She became interested in the Geneva Convention while working for the Red Cross and translated the official history of the International Commitee of the Red Cross.
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