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Convention (IV) relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War. Geneva, 12 August 1949.
III. Correspondence card
MODEL INTERNMENT CARDS, LETTERS
AND CORRESPONDENCE CARDS
III. ' Model Correspondence Card '
The model letter and correspondence card are also based on the experience of the International Committee of the Red Cross.
They are called for by Article 107
, according to which they must be forwarded "with reasonable despatch". They differ, therefore, from internment cards and their transmission may be less rapid, particularly to enable them to be censored; delays in transmission must not, however, be unreasonable.
[p.647] The model letter ad correspondence card do not call for any comment other than that their dimensions were chosen as corresponding to the normal format for letters and postcards. The letter is intended to be folded in two, the internees writing their message on the back and filling in the answers to the printed questions on the front.