National Geographic : 1969 Jul
Sunset-crowned monarchs-the Jungfrau, right, and neighboring peaks Monch, center, and Eiger-reign high above Bern Canton. For visitors not content merely to view these Alpine won ders from below, steel) railways, precipitous tunnels, and chasm-leaping bridges make all but the mostly from World War II, cross-filed here on 45,000,000 cards," Mile Reymond explained. "It was a tedious job tracking them down. For example, we have more than 30,000 Jean Martins in the French section; 70,000 Millers in the German." During World War II the ICRC kept track of captives, making contact with next of kin and forwarding mail. Cards - p ink for Germans, white for Americans, blue for British-overflowed boxes stacked 112 from floor to ceiling. "We simply can't have another war," Mile Reymond said. "We just don't have the room!" Following the precedent of the Red Cross, other international organizations gravitated to Geneva. After World War I it was a natural choice of the League of Nations. The League disbanded in 1946 and its marble headquar ters became the European office of the United Nations (pages 104-105).