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Preamble
    (List of Contracting Parties)

    Recognizing that, in the extreme event of a war, it will be the duty of every Power, to mitigate as far as possible, the inevitable rigours thereof and to alleviate the condition of prisoners of war;
    Being desirous of developing the principles which have inspired the international conventions of The Hague, in particular the Convention concerning the Laws and Customs of War and the Regulations thereunto annexed,
    Have resolved to conclude a Convention for that purpose and have appointed as their Plenipotentiaries:

    (Here follow the names of Plenipotentiaries)

    Who, having communicated their full powers, found in good and due form, have agreed is follows.


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