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World War II Forum: Geneva Convention Rules of War

Posted by: John Halder (machj@ThisIsToPreventSpam-23-RemoveThis.idirect.com) on 3 Feb 2003 at 9:15:47 AM

I am aware that the Geneva Convention of 1929, governing the treatment of prisoners of war was the operating document for the treatment of POWS during world war II. However, I am unaware of any document (convention or protocol) that was used to govern land warfare (there was the Convention governing the rules of war on land in 1907).
Often times in history books, films, etc. Officers will reference how the conduct of an opposing army, commander, etc is "against the rules of war". Is that person actually referencing a document (convention, treaty, etc) or just using a phrase. If they are referncing a document then which one?

Thanks
Halder


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