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Founding of the British Red Cross

Posted in Anniversary, Famous battles, Medicine on Sunday, 25 July 2010

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picture, Prisoners of war receiving their Red Cross parcels

Prisoners of war receiving their Red Cross parcels. Illustration by Angus McBride

4 August marks the anniversary of the founding of the British Red Cross Society for the Sick and Wounded in War in 1870. The international movement had been founded seven years earlier in Switzerland and had swept across Europe, with the British Red Cross formed by Lord Wantage after a public meeting.

The Red Cross has aided those in need of help during wars and disasters ever since.

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