By J. M. Spaight
The legitimacy of aerial conflict, the Hague laws, codes for aerial conflict, the Madrid Debate of 1911, sovereignty or freedom of the air, belligerent access of impartial territory, seizure and confiscation, therapy of civilian enemy are one of many conventions of warfare mentioned during this booklet. comprises fold-out desk exhibiting how airplane and airmen of belligerent or impartial nationality are taken care of after they fall into enemy arms.
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Above show that large cities have been roughly handled in many cases by assaulting belligerents, it is a very different thing to set a new precedent in fighting and The custom of war to carry on the tradition of years. is very largely merely a record of what has been the The first leader who actual practice of commanders. fired into a tall city not only made, actually, round-shot (or whatever it was that he rammed down the muzzle deterrent would be, as General of his primitive, unrirled phorically, a small ordnance), but also, meta- snowball of precedent which has oone on growing larger and larger and more to dissolve ever since his day.
Attempted by a very ruthless enemy who was confident To guard of his ability to defend his own cities. against the danger threatened from such a foe, three First, it might be possible to courses appear open. , which it would be establishments, installations, legitimate to bombard in naval war. barracks and garrisons, and all stores Secondly, and all factories, and private, of war material and supplies, might be removed from such cities, and any railway termini within their area converted into underground stations.
4081, 1908). commander would have no need to resort to bombardment to destroy any military works or depots in an undefended city he could, for instance, of the Usually, a land ; send in a force to destroy them. with a naval force ; the But it is different commander might find it impossible to spare a landing party, or he might have to ol withdraw rapidly, and therefore he is allowed a long distance destruction which is denied, or at commander. right was given right least not expressly granted, to a land 1 he reasons for which this commanders appear ''"reater to me to to naval apply equally or with force in the case of attack from the air.
Aircraft in War by J. M. Spaight