IRRC No. 169

Death of a former Editor of the Review

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A man whose intelligence and kindliness left a living mark on the ICRC, even though his activities in the institution ceased some thirty years ago, passed away in Geneva on 5 March 1975.Henri Reverdin was appointed a member of the editorial staff of the Revue internationale de la Croix-Rouge in 1926, and in 1943 he became Editor. Two years later he left to devote himself entirely to university teaching, and in the ICRC publication at that time we find the following tribute: “The Review stands as a token of his character, intellectual honesty and profound erudition”. While he was in charge of the Review, he also contributed a number of outstanding articles on humanitarian events in the world, essays and book reviews.

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