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Champions of charity : war and the rise of the Red Cross

Author: John F Hutchinson
Publisher: Boulder : Westview Press, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In Champions of Charity, John Hutchinson argues that while they set out with a vision to make war more humane, the world's Red Cross organizations soon became enthusiastic promoters of militarism and sacrifice in time of war. In World War I, national Red Cross societies became enthusiastic wartime propagandists. This was true in every combatant nation, and it is a transformation well portrayed by the fascinating
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John F Hutchinson
ISBN: 0813325269 9780813325262 0813331161 9780813331164
OCLC Number: 33948775
Awards: Canadian Historical Society-Societe Historique du Canada Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, 1997.
Description: xxii, 448 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Sacred Cow and the Skeptical Historian --
1. A Happy Coincidence --
2. The Delegates of Humanity --
3. Trial by Combat --
4. Humanity and Patriotism --
5. Organizing for War --
6. Victory and Virtue --
7. New Wine and Old Bottles --
Conclusion: Champions of Charity.
Responsibility: John F. Hutchinson.
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A history of the world's Red Cross organizations. The book argues that, although they set out with a vision of making war more humane, they soon became enthusiastic promoters of militarism and  Read more...

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