A world of words
Although its emblem -the red cross- was a tribute to its Switzerland founders and this country’s neutrality, some people considered it pro Christian. Therefore, International Comittee of the Red Cross created the red crescent moon. And when that was viewed as being pro Muslim, they decided to implement the red crystal (totally secular).
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It was (1)_____________ and Jean-Henri Dunant, a merchant from Geneva, was on an important (2) ________________. He was determined to be given an audience by (3)_______________ , the powerful (4) _____________ of France.
Dunant suddenly found himself in the midst of the (5) __________. He was (6) _______________. Outside the normally quiet village of Solferino the French ansd Austrian (7) ____________ were fighting a terrible (8) ____________ . By evening thousands lie dead , dying and (9)______________ .
The medical troops simply could not (10)_____________. Dunant forgot all else. (11)____________ was crucially needed. Resolutely he set a hospital in a church where the soldiers could receive (12) ____________ and care and peace and (13)________ . He was joinde by the villagers, the women and the (14) ___________. Trey tried to help (15) ____________ they could. They treated the French and the Austrians (16) ____________.
Dunant returned to Switzerland but he could not (17) _________. His book A Memory of Solferino was published in 1862. He proposed the (18) ______________ in every country of a neutral body of (19) _____________ who could (20) _____________ protection and care for the wounded in case of (21) ____________ .The idea was (22) ______________ .
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And this is what the Red Cross volunteers do today: