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Additional Articles relating to the Condition of the Wounded in War. Geneva, 20 October 1868.
Article 1. The persons designated in Article 2
of the Convention shall, after the occupation by the enemy, continue to fulfil their duties, according to their wants, to the sick and wounded in the ambulance or the hospital which they serve.
When they request to withdraw, the commander of the occupying troops shall fix the time of departure, which he shall only be allowed to delay for a short time in case of military necessity.