The Business Trip That Changed the World

Henry DunantThe year 2009 marks the 150 year anniversary of Henry Dunant’s experience at the battle of Solferino.  Dunant was a Swiss businessman looking to receive some important documents from French Emperor Napoleon III.  The Emperor was commanding the French army in Solferino, Italy at the time, so Dunant made his way to the front lines.  He got there in time to witness a horribly bloody battle and the wounded in need of care.  Moved into action by what he’d seen, Dunant wrote a book that prompted the creation of the Red Cross.

Read more about Henry Dunant and the history of the Red Cross to celebrate this 150 year marker!


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