MR SPENCE'S WAR NOTES
TO THE EDITOR.
Si r ,—Allow me to thank Mr Spence for .Saturday's naval notes. The action of the Emden and all h:mds wa.s piratical, and in direct cornravontK'i! of international law, for which there is 110 precedent on the hji S h eeas. Mr" Churchill will not be doing his duty unless he brings the survivors to a court martial Captain Muller Ini.s introduced German hegemony into naval warfare by piracy on the hinh seas, for which many sailors (and others) have "swung at the yardsrm."— l am, etc., FPEDiIHJCK M ALLAH P. November 16.
p.S.—My point is. Captain Midler had no ;ig::t, to piovision his ship by plunder i'roin his various capture,-; 'litis is where th-? piratica! act comes in. 'Die cargo may not have la-en the property of the cnts. Even if if. \vei'« his acts in so do;ng were wiong.—F.M.
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MR SPENCE'S WAR NOTES, Evening Star, Issue 15652, 17 November 1914