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Commentary - Art. 8. Annex III : Regulations concerning collective relief (see Article 73)
    ARTICLE 8. -- PURCHASE OF RELIEF SUPPLIES
    IN THE TERRITORY OF THE DETAINING POWER


    The authorization and facilities referred to by the present Article must be granted by all the High Contracting Parties, within certain limits and subject to certain conditions; this provision will therefore be more easily applicable and broader in scope in those countries which are only affected slightly if at all by the war, and therefore are not compelled to the same extent to take strict measures in regard to economy, finance and supplies. The general obligation instituted by the present Article, as regards purchases for the distribution of collective relief, is nevertheless a noteworthy innovation.