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Manual of the Laws of Naval War. Oxford, 9 August 1913.
Section V : On the rights and duties of the belligerent with regard to individuals - Art. 70.
Art. 70. G. Prisoners of war. Prisoners of war are in the power of the hostile government, but not of the individuals or corps who capture them.
They must be humanely treated.
All their personal belongings, except arms, horses, military papers, and all objects in general which are specially adapted to a military end, remain their property.