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Convention (III) relative to the Treatment of Prisoners of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
B. Capture card (see Article 70)
[p.670] ANNEX IV
B. CAPTURE CARD ' (See Article 70
The capture car is essential for the work of the Central Prisoners of War Agency. In accordance with Article 70
, within a week following capture, and in case of any change of address, every prisoner of war must be enabled to send this card. It is therefore essential that it should be transmitted without delay. Whereas the identity card already referred to must be "similar" to the model, the capture card is to be "similar, if possible, to the model annexed", and the latter is based on the experience of the International Committee of the Red Cross. See ' Information Note No 2, ' International Committee of the Red Cross, November 1952, pp. 8-10.