The Red Cross: A History of this Remarkable International Movement in the Interest of Humanity (Google eBook)

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American National Red Cross, 1898 - Red Cross and Red Crescent - 682 pages
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Page 526 - ... never earth's philosopher Traced with his golden pen On the deathless page truths half so sage As he wrote down for men. And had he not high...
Page 65 - ART. VI. Wounded or sick soldiers shall be entertained and taken care of, to whatever nation they may belong. Commanders-in-chief shall have the power to deliver immediately to the outposts of the enemy soldiers who have been wounded in an engagement when circumstances permit this to be done, and with the consent of both parties. Those who are recognized, after their wounds are healed, as incapable of serving, shall be sent back to their country.
Page 86 - Secretary of State of the United States, have hereunto subscribed my name and caused the seal of the Department of State to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington, this ninth day of August, AD 1882, and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and seventh.
Page 678 - The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.... Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Page 57 - Ambulances and military hospitals shall be acknowledged to be neuter, and, as such, shall be protected and respected by belligerents so long as any sick or wounded may be therein. Such neutrality shall cease if the ambulances or hospitals should be held by a military force.
Page 65 - Articles are properly carried out; they will have also to see to cases not covered thereby, in accordance with the instructions of their respective Governments and in conformity with the general principles of the present Convention.
Page 74 - VI. The boats which, at their own risk and peril, during and after an engagement, pick up the shipwrecked or wounded, or which, having picked them up, convey them on board a neutral or hospital ship, shall enjoy, until the accomplishment of their mission, the character of neutrality, as far as the circumstances of the engagement and the position of the ships engaged will permit. The appreciation of these circumstances is intrusted to the humanity of all the combatants. The wrecked and wounded...
Page 58 - The present convention shall be ratified and the ratification shall be exchanged at Berne, in four months, or sooner, if possible. In witness whereof the respective plenipotentiaries have signed the same, and have affixed thereto the seal of their arms.
Page 389 - ... belligerents. The belligerents retain the right to interdict neutralized vessels from all communication, and from any course which they may deem prejudicial to the secrecy of their operations. In urgent cases special conventions may be entered into between commanders in chief, in order to neutralize temporarily and in a special manner the vessels intended for the removal of the sick and wounded.
Page 58 - The details of execution of the present convention shall be regulated by the commanders-in-chief of belligerent armies, according to the instructions of their respective governments, and in conformity with the general principles laid down in this convention.

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