Congressional Edition Volume 5242

Congressional Edition Volume 5242

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ...suggested the insertion of the phrase "by any means whatsoever," so that undefended towns, villages, dwellings, or buildings are not subject to land, aerial, or, as will be seen later, naval attack. (See Convention IX.) In article 27 historical monuments are included in the buildings exempt from bombardment. A slight addition is made to article 52, providing that the payment of levies in kind, verified by receipts, "shall be arranged for as soon as possible." A nearer approach is thus made to final payment. Article 53 as amended brings within the scope of military operations "all means of communication and of transport employed on land or sea or in the air for the conveyance of persons, things, or messages," but provides that they shall be restored and indemnities agreed upon at the establishment of peace. The last paragraph of the article provides that submarine cables connecting the occupied or hostile territory shall only be subject to destruction or seizure in case of absolute necessity. They are likewise to be restored and indemnities agreed upon. Such are the changes suggested by the experience of the past eight years proposed to and adopted by the Conference. Few in number, their importance is considerable, if for no other reason, that they make for completeness, supplying omissions and resolving doubts. An officer in the field can not well be expected to weigh and balance with nicety the vexed problems of international law. A clear and concise code is what he needs and must have. This the convention supplies, and it must therefore be widely acceptable, although we may well cherish the hope that its dispositions may not be tested for years upon the battlefield or in campaign. In one respect, however, the...show more

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  • Paperback | 316 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 17mm | 567g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236623487
  • 9781236623485