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Employment of hospital ships and small craft
    ARTICLE 30

    The vessels described in Articles 22, 24, 25 and 27 shall afford relief and assistance to the wounded, sick and shipwrecked without distinction of nationality.
    The High Contracting Parties undertake not to use these vessels for any military purpose.
    Such vessels shall in no wise hamper the movements of the combatants.
    During and after an engagement, they will act at their own risk.


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