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Government Sources by Subject: Geneva Conventions: Treatment of Prisoners of War

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The Geneva Conventions, also known as the Geneva Red Cross Conventions, are international agreements to protect non-hostile individuals such as the sick, wounded, prisoners of war, and civilians during times of war.

Geneva Convention 1929

Geneva Convention 1949

1864 Geneva Convention

A series of signatures with seals in red wax. the writing is illegible.

Delegate signatures on the 1864 Geneva Convention.

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