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Manual of the Laws of Naval War. Oxford, 9 August 1913.
Section III : On means of injuring the enemy - Art. 18.
Art. 18. Pillage and devastation are forbidden.
It is forbidden to destroy enemy property, except in the cases where such destruction is imperatively required by the necessities of war or authorized by provisions of the present regulations.