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330 The "Submarine

330 The "Submarine Blockade." under the open pressure of England they themselves agreed to institute regulations forbidding the export of wares destined for peaceful purposes and to set up laws forbidding the transit of goods through their own territory. It was in vain that the German Government called the attention of the neutral powers to the fact that they would be forced to consider the question whether they could still be entitled to have recourse to the provisions of the Declaration of London, hitherto scrupulously observed by Germany, if Great Britain was to continue in the course she had adopted and all these breaches of international law to the disadvantage of Germany be accepted by them without protest. Great Britain appeals to her vital interests in order to justify her lawless actions, the interests of the British empire which are supposed to be jeopardized, and the neutral powers seem to content themselves with theoretical protests, and, in fact, to accept the life interests of the belligerents as a sufficient excuse for tolerating every possible method of waging war. Germany too must make appeal to these vital interests on her own behalf. She is therefore to her regret forced to adopt military countermeasures against England as a retaliation for the English procedure. Just as England has designated as a war-zone the waters lying between Scotland and Norway, so Germany now designates the waters surrounding Great Britain and Ireland, including the entire English Channel, as a war-zone; and will proceed by all the warlike means within her power against all enemy vessels within the proscribed area. To further this end she will endeavor from the 18th of February, 1915, on, to destroy every enemy merchant vessel that enters the war-zone, nor will it always be possible to avoid the dangers that thereby threaten both persons and goods. The neutral nations are therefore warned against' entrusting crews, passengers, and wares to such vessels in the future. Their attention is also called to the fact that it is to the interests of their own ships to avoid entering the proscribed area. For even though the German navy is under orders to avoid all acts of violence against neutral vessels, in so far as these are recognizable, yet in view of the

The "Submarine Blockade." 331 misuse of neutral flags ordered by the British Government and the accidents of war, it may not always be possible to prevent such ships falling victims to attacks directed justly against enemy vessels. It is expressly declared that navigation north of the Shetland Islands, in the eastern parts of the North Sea and in a strip of at least 30 sea-miles breadth along the coast of Holland, is free of danger. The German Government gives this timely notice of its intentions in order that the enemy as well as the neutral ships may have time to make their arrangements with regard to reaching the harbors that lie within the war-zone. It ventures to expect that the neutral powers will show consideration for the vital interests of Germany in no less a degree than that shown for England's, and will do their share in keeping their citizens and their property away from the theatre of war. This is the more to be expected since it must also be to the interests of the neutral powers that the present destructive war should be ended as soon as possible." This announcement of the German Admiralty is the immediate and logical result of the proclamations issued by the Imperial Government on the 2nd and 3rd of February—the warning addressed to neutral shipping and the notice given as to the secret English order in respect to masking English merchant vessels under neutral flags. In a wider sense it is also the consequence naturally resulting from the entire procedure of England upon the seas, which has from the very beginning of the war torn the principles established by the nations into shreds as though these were some frail gossamer. And from month to month the contempt she has shown for other nations and for accepted laws has steadily increased. For over half a year Germany hesitated in the face of a ruthless and unscrupulous England, ere proceeding on her part to make a drastic application of the forcible measures that lay within her power. England has in the most arbitrary manner, to the detriment of Germany—(and no less to the detriment of the neutrals) extended the definition of absolute contraband and the right of search with respect to neutral ships. The commercial life of the entire world suffers under this arbitrary domination. So far

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