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OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

CONTENTS OF VOLUME THIRTEEN

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OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS

A. PRISONERS OF WAR

I.

INTERNMENT IN A NEUTRAL COUNTRY OR REPATRIATION OF PRISONERS

OF WAR

1. Valid Prisoners of War

Article 1 Valid prisoners of war who have been in captivity for one year, except as otherwise specifically provided in Articles 2, 3 and 16, shall be repatriated on the basis of head for head and rank for rank.

On the same basis prisoners of war who have been interned in a neutral country because of invalidism and have been declared cured and valid by a neutral medical commission, shall be repatriated when they shall have been in captivity and interned in a neutral country, both combined, for a period of one year.

In the execution of this Article the following shall be deemed to be of equal rank:

(a) all general, flag, field and commanding officers;
(6) all other officers;
(c) all noncommissioned and petty officers;
(d) all other enlisted or enrolled persons.

Article 2 The personnel of the German war vessels who were interned in the United States or its possessions prior to April 6, 1917, who are now held as prisoners of war, and who have no claim because of invalidism to repatriation, shall be exchanged, as soon as possible after this agreement goes into force, for an equal number of American prisoners of war, whether the latter have been in confinement for a year or not, on a basis of head for head and rank for rank.

In the execution of this Article the following shall be deemed to be of equal rank:

(a) all officers;
(6) all noncommissioned officers, petty officers and men.

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