IRRC No. 161

Henry Dunant

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A short biography of Henry Dunant that will appeal to readers of all kinds has so far been lacking. By an extraordinary stroke of luck, Pierre Boissier, Director of the Institute that bears the name of the originator of the Red Cross, had dictated an essay on those lines shortly before his death. The very day before the tragic accident in which he lost his life, he had gone through his draft and had asked Mme Yvonne de Pourtalès to complete and put the finishing touches to it. This she has accomplished remarkably well in all respects.

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