Wednesday, April 24, 2013

April 24: Military Code of Conduct

On this date in History .... 1863: 

The Union Army issues a code of conduct for its soldiers, the first like it in the world. It set 157 rules and articles on things like how to treat prisoners, flags of truce, and prisoner exchanges. Other countries soon copied the code. It became the basis for international military law and influenced much of the rules of the Geneva Convention.

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