(typed in soluble ink)   Copy No. 135__
     
 
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Standing War Order No. 124*
 
 
     
  Neutral Vessels in Neutral Escort  
     
 
  a) There is no objection to the escort of merchant vessels, of whatever flag, in neutral territorial waters, by neutral warships.
  b) The escort of neutral merchant vessels by warships of their own neutrality is similarly permissible.
  c) The escort of neutral merchant vessels by warships of another neutral power outside territorial waters is not to be recognized.
            Observations of this kind are to be reported without delay.  Armed force, however, is not to be applied.
     
     
     
                                               signed:  Dönitz
     
     
    * "neu 122" "We 20/ii".  (Corrected numbers, initial and date in red ink)
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
     
 
 
 
 

 


 

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