Latvian Red Cross brings back good days

  • 1998-11-19
The Latvian Red Cross is celebrating its 80th anniversary by looking back at its glory days and thinking of ways to bring them back, as Katya Cengel reports.In a 1937 magazine, Latvian dentist Karlis Barons wrote about a train ride from Prague to Riga he took with nurse Marta Celmina, one of four Latvian nurses awarded with the Florence Nightingale award.As the train left the Prague station, Celmina took a teddy bear from her bag and propped it up against the window."Are you going to play with the bear?" asked Barons.Celmina, smiled, then explained that she was fulfilling a promise. When sh...
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