National Geographic : 1950 Aug
The National Geographic Magazine Off Lucerne's Lido Beach, Three Girls Give a Buoy a Rough Time The Swiss flag, white cross on a red background, flies from the pole. When the International Red Cross was organized in Switzerland the reverse of the national emblem was adopted as the Red Cross flag. For a century Lucerne has attracted more visitors than any Swiss resort. Around the shores of its lake began the struggle for independence. On Ritli meadow in 1291, three Cantons initiated the Swiss Confederation.