Out of Their Own Mouths: Utterances of German Rulers, Statesmen, Savants, Publicists, Journalists, Poets, Businessmen, Party Leaders and Soldiers

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D. Appleton, 1917 - Germany - 254 pages

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Page 248 - ... no such articles carried in the vessels, or by the subjects or citizens of either party, to the enemies of the other, shall be deemed contraband, so as to induce confiscation or condemnation and a loss of property to individuals.
Page 253 - The officer in command of an attacking force must, before commencing a bombardment, except in cases of assault, do all in his power to warn the authorities.
Page 253 - To destroy or seize the enemy's property, unless such destruction or seizure be imperatively demanded by the necessities of war ; h.
Page 251 - A belligerent party which violates the provisions of the said Regulations shall, if the case demands, be liable to pay compensation. It shall be responsible for all acts committed by persons forming part of its armed forces.
Page 249 - XXV. The courts of Great Britain, Austria, France, Prussia, and Russia guarantee to his majesty the king of the Belgians the execution of all the preceding articles.
Page 251 - The inhabitants of a territory which has not been occupied, who, on the approach of the enemy, spontaneously take up arms to resist the invading troops without having had time to organize themselves in accordance with Article 1, shall be regarded as belligerents if they carry arms openly and if they respect the laws and customs of war.
Page 252 - Conventions, it is especially forbidden -- a. To employ poison or poisoned weapons; b. To kill or wound treacherously individuals belonging to the hostile nation or army. c. To kill or wound an enemy who, having laid down his arms, or having no longer means of defence, has surrendered at discretion; d.
Page 252 - The right of belligerents to adopt means of injuring the enemy is not unlimited.
Page 4 - Emperor of the Germans ! I am the instrument of the Almighty. I am His sword, His agent. Woe and death to all those who shall oppose my will ! Woe and death to those who do not believe in my mission...
Page 252 - The armed forces of the belligerent parties may consist of combatants and noncombatants. In the case of capture by the enemy, both have a right to be treated as prisoners of war.

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