battle of Solferino


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Noun1.battle of Solferino - an indecisive battle in 1859 between the French and Sardinians under Napoleon III and the Austrians under Francis Joseph I
Italia, Italian Republic, Italy - a republic in southern Europe on the Italian Peninsula; was the core of the Roman Republic and the Roman Empire between the 4th century BC and the 5th century AD
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Do you remember the battle of Solferino, Max--and the Austrian soldier I operated on for a wound on the head?
1859: Henri Dunant, a Swiss businessman travelling through Italy, saw the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino and was inspired to found the International Red Cross.
The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) was founded in 1863 in Geneva, following the publication by Henri Dunant of his eye-witness account of the horrors of the battle of Solferino.
Dunant who, on June 24, 1859, witnessed the bloody battle of Solferino, in which French-led forces defeated Austrian troops.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement (ICRC) is commemorating the battle of Solferino this year.
The sites launch in 2009 coincides with the 150th anniversary of the battle of Solferino, which led to the creation of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Lieber's code was much more comprehensive and preceded the International Committee of the Red Cross's (ICRC) work on treatment of wounded on the battlefield (5) by a year, demonstrating that "Bloody Kansas" and Francis Lieber spawned the modern law of war, not the Battle of Solferino and Henry Dunant.