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It's based on humanity, and its principles include neutrality and impartiality. How do you find out more? Try the Red Cross quiz.
Find out how the British Red Cross was founded in 1870 to give neutral help to sick and wounded soldiers.
If you're a researcher, these are some of the items we have, including our archives, audio visual collection, historical publications and museum items.
This month has seen many events to mark the 70th anniversary of the start of the bombing blitz on London and other British cities during World War II.
Why is the red cross special? Explore what it means in both armed conflict and international law with this school assembly kit.
A Red Cross volunteer set up a blood donation service in 1921, helping save countless patients. Find out more about his story.
We have loads of information for researchers, but there are also other organisations who can help with your research.
The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement started in 1863, inspired by a Swiss businessman, Henry Dunant.
From driving motorised ambulances to tracing missing and wounded soldiers, this photo gallery shows some of the ways our volunteers helped in the First World War.
Red Cross nurses made a name for themselves by helping the wounded during the First and Second World War, but they were still needed after the war.
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