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The repatriation of- German prisoners and interned civilians is to be carried out b'v a Commission composed of representatives of the Allies and of the German Government,; together with local sub-commissions.

German prisoners of war and interned civilians- are to be returned without delay by the German authorities at their own cost. Those under sentence lor offences aaainst discipline committed before May 1, 1919, are to be repatriated without regard to the completion of their sentence,, but this does not apply in the case of offences other than those against discipline.

Until the German Government lias surrendered prisoners guilty of offences against the laws and customs of war the Allies have the right to retain selected German officers. The Allies have _the riiiht to deal at their own discretion with German nationals who do not desire to be repatriated, and all repatriation .is conditional on the immediate release of fany Allied subjects still in Germany. The German Government is to accord facilities to commissions of inquiry in collecting information in regard to missing prisoners of war. and in imposing penalties on offi-cials-who ?iave concealed Allied nationals. The German Government is to restore all property belonging to Allied prisoners, and there is to be a reciprocal exchange of information as to dead prisoners and their graves. .;

The Allies and the German Government are to respect and maintain the graves of all soldiers and sailors buried oh their- territories,, and to recognise and assist an? .commission appointed in connection, with them,,'; also to eivis; »ntr. ; practicable; facilities, for removal '-and".re-burial. 1 • -;. /:.

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PRISONERS OF WAR., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9605, 9 May 1919

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PRISONERS OF WAR. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9605, 9 May 1919

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