The Geneva Convention, a cornerstone of international humanitarian law, was drafted in response to the horrors of war and the growing awareness of the need to preserve the rights and dignity of individuals. The idea of providing care for wounded troops gained traction in the middle of the 19th century, and from there the Convention grew.
The mythical crossing of the Alps by Hannibal in 218 BC is a watershed moment in the history of ancient warfare. During the Second Punic War, Carthaginian general Hannibal Barca staged an ambitious invasion into Roman territory with his army and war elephants. Hannibal’s strategic skill and resolve shone through in the face of perilous terrain, harsh weather, and hostile tribes.