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Preamble
    (List of Contracting Parties)

    Taking into consideration that the Convention concluded at The Hague on 29 July 1899 for the adaptation to Maritime Warfare of the Principles of the Geneva Convention of 22 August 1864, has sanctioned the principle of the intervention of the Red Cross in naval wars by provisions in favour of hospital ships;
    Desirous of concluding a convention to the end of facilitating by additional provisions the mission of such ships;
    Have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries, to wit:

    (Here follow the names of Plenipotentiaries)

    Who, after communication of their full powers, found to be in good and due form, have agreed on the following provisions:


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