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LAW AND USAGE OF WAR

OF WAR

A PRACTICAL HANDBOOK OF THE
LAW AND USAGE OF LAND AND
NAVAL WARFARE AND PRIZE

BY

SIR THOMAS BARCLAY

OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER-AT-LAW
VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL LAW

AUTHOR OF
PROBLEMS OF INTERNATIONAL PRACTICE AND DIPLOMACY,'
TURCO-ITALIAN WAR," "THIRTY YEARS' ANGLO-FRENCH

REMINISCENCES,” ETC.

16 THE

BOSTON AND NEW YORK
HOUGHTON MIFFLIN COMPANY

HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY

PREFACE

This book was originally prepared as a treatise on the law of maritime war and prize. For the convenience of the reader at a time when nobody has leisure to wade through the historical or theoretical matter with which a systematic treatise is bound to deal, I have selected from my intended book the material needed for immediate reference. Moreover, the present war being even for this country a war on land as much as (if not more than) a naval war, and there being no quite recent treatise, except the official Manual on war on land, it was suggested that the book should deal with war generally, and as such would be wel. comed by laymen as well as by those who have to deal with its legal aspects professionally.

Furthermore, to make reference easier, I have broken up the different subjects into short and concise articles, and placed the whole in alphabetical order.

The appendices are as complete as it has been possible to make them without swelling the book to unpractical dimensions. The ample references to them and a full index will enable the reader to find at once the exact text.

The volume has no pretension to dispensing with the use of Colonel Edmonds' and Professor Oppenheim's excellent official manual on land warfare above referred to, which is available to the public, or with the official “Manual of Naval Prize Law” which is a confidential publication for

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