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*FM 27-10

Field Manual
No. 27-10

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
WASHINGTON 25, D.C., 18 July 1956

 

FM 27-10

THE LAW OF LAND WARFARE

 

Editor's Note: Requirements of Change 1, 15 July 1976, have been incorporated within the document. Changed or new material is indicated by an asterisk (*).

Table of Contents


CHANGE 1, 15 July 1976

FOREWARD

ABBREVIATIONS

CHAPTER 1 - BASIC RULES AND PRINCIPLES

Section I - General

Section II - Protecting Powers

CHAPTER 2 - HOSTILITIES

Section I - Commencement of hostilities

Section II -Forbidden conduct with respect to persons

Section III -Forbidden means of waging warfare

Section IV -Bombardments, assaults, and sieges

Section V - Stratagems

Section VI - Treatment of property during combat

CHAPTER 3 - PRISONERS OF WAR

Section I - Persons entitled to be treated as prisoners of war; retained medical personnel

Section II - Persons not entitled to be treated as prisoners of war

Section III - General protection of prisoners of war

Section IV - Beginning of captivity

Section V - Internment of prisoners generally

Section VI - Quarters, food, and clothing

Section VII - Hygiene and medical attention

Section VIII - Religious, intellectual, and physical activities

Section IX - Discipline

Section X - Rank of prisoners of war

Section XI - Transfer of prisoners of war

Section XII - Labor of prisoners of war

Section XIII - Financial resources of prisoners of war

Section XIV - Relations of prisoners of war with the exterior

Section XV - Relations of prisoners of war and the authorities

Section XVI - Penal and disciplinary sanctions

Section XVII - Termination of captivity

Section XVIII - Information bureaus and relief societies for prisoners of war

CHAPTER 4 - THE WOUNDED AND SICK

Section I - General provisions

Section II - Wounded and sick

Section III - Medical units, establishments, personnel and transfers

Section IV - The Red Cross emblem

CHAPTER 5 - CIVILIAN PERSONS

Section I - General provisions

Section II - General protection of populations against certain consequences of war

Section III - Provisions common to the territories of the parties to the conflict and to occupied territories

Section IV - Aliens in the territory of a party to the conflict

Section V - Regulations for the treatment of internees

Section VI - Information bureaus, central agency, and relief societies

CHAPTER 6 - OCCUPATION

Section I - General

Section II - Administration of occupied territory

Section III - Rights of the population of occupied territory

Section IV - Relief

Section V - Treatment of enemy property

Section VI - Services of inhabitants and of officials

Section VII - Public finance

Section VIII - Security of the occupant: penal legislation and procedure

CHAPTER 7 - NONHOSTILE RELATIONS OF BELLIGERENTS

Section I - General

Section II - Military passports, safe-conducts, and safe-guards

Section III - Parlementaires

Section IV - Cartels

Section V - Capitulations

Section VI - Armistices

CHAPTER 8 - REMEDIES FOR VIOLATION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW; WAR CRIMES

Section I - Remedies and reprisals

Section II - Crimes under international law

Section III - Punishment of war crimes

Section IV - Defenses not available

CHAPTER 9 - NEUTRALITY

Section I - General

Section II - Recruiting in neutral territory

Section III - Supplies and services from neutral territory

Section IV - Internment of belligerent forces and tending of wounded and sick in neutral territory

Section V - Neutral persons

Section VI - Railway material

APPENDIX - INDEX OF ARTICLES OF THE 1949 GENEVA CONVENTIONS AND THE 1907 HAGUE CONVENTIONS

AUTHORIZATION LETTER


*This manual supersedes FM 27-10, 1 October 1940, including C 1, 15 November 1944.



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