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.
1859: Henri Dunant, above right, a Swiss businessman travelling through Italy, saw the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino and was inspired to found the International Red Cross.
He introduces his topic by quoting the description of the aftermath of the 1859 battle of Solferino written by Henri Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross and recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize: "Anyone crossing the vast theatre of the previous day's fighting could see at every step, in the midst of chaotic disorder, despair unspeakable and misery of every kind" (p.
Searching for and finding missing family members has been part of the Red Cross mission since the early days: In 1859, Red Cross founder Henry Dunant collected messages of wounded and dying soldiers after the battle of Solferino, a village in Italy where Austrian troops fought an alliance of the French and Sardinian armies.
Dunant who, on June 24, 1859, witnessed the bloody battle of Solferino, in which French-led forces defeated Austrian troops.
(28) The foundation figure of the novel, the first Trotta of the three generations covered within the span of the novel's coverage, Captain Joseph Trotta von Sipolje, received his distinguished title, including the honorofic 'von', for the part that he played in the Battle of Solferino. Roth here uses historical material explicitly.
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.
On 1 April the branch, in association with the University of Auckland's Law Faculty and the New Zealand branch of the International Law Association, held a meeting to hear Sir Kenneth Keith (a Judge of the International Court of Justice) speak on '150 Years Since the Battle of Solferino: