Aircraft in War by J. M. Spaight

By J. M. Spaight

The legitimacy of aerial struggle, the Hague laws, codes for aerial struggle, 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 struggle mentioned during this ebook. comprises fold-out desk exhibiting how plane and airmen of belligerent or impartial nationality are handled once they fall into enemy palms.

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Shortcomings of To say that M. code valuable is is by M. Fauchille. But it is which Professor Renault (an- it is to the objection other eminent Fanchilles Code Fauchille's merely to repeat that open M. authority) raised in 191 too comprehensive and out of proportion ing state of aerial navigation. ) some force in M. Fauchille's reply that, even if the conditions which he presumes are still hypothetical and not actual, it is proper for an exclusively scientific body like the Institute of International Law to "discount " by framing regulations to meet possibilities.

One is in awoke to the fact that not therefore surprised to find that the references to aircraft in even the second series Hague Conventions and of Declarations (1907) are few and unsatisfactory. The Hague The Legislation references are as follows : — Hague Declaration of 1907 prohibiting the Discharge of Projectiles and Explosives from Balloons. (1) The Contracting Powers agree to prohibit, for a period extending to the close of the Third Peace Conference, the discharge of projectiles and explosives from balloons or by other new methods of a similar " nature.

One arise but ; that of contra- of the most difficult and important chapters of maritime law of contraband is is concerned with the carriage difficulties its from causes which will and its importance not affect air contraband. Where every ounce of weight is of moment, one need " not anticipate any carriage of " conditional contraband beyond what may be dealt with on the principle de minimis non curat lex and it is the undefined and ; varying nature of " conditional contraband many responsible for sea contraband.

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