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May, 1909 "Geneva"

May, 1909 - Switzerland

[Intended to be depicted in the third season of The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, yet was ultimately never filmed]

  • At some point in May of 1909, the Jones family travels to Geneva, one of the most influential cities in Switzerland and home of the Geneva Conventions, where over 50 years prior a conference was held to establish a standard of international law for humanitarian treatment in war.

  • It is there where Indiana encounters Jean-Henri Dunant, the co-founder of the International Red Cross and the first recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • It was in 1859 when Dunant was in Italy on business and happened to witness the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino, which inspired him to detail his accounts in The Memory of Solferino, which then subsequently led to the creation of the Red Cross & Geneva Conventions - all of which was based on his work and ideas.

  • During this time, Indiana learned the history of the Red Cross from Henry Dunant himself, all the while being taught the important quality of having compassion.

  • It should be noted that this was Dunant’s final full year of his life, as he passed away the following October in the year 1910.


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