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1 Boldt, Gerhard (translated by Sandra Bance) HITLER'S LAST DAYS - An Eye-Witness Account
London Arthur Baker 1973 0213164299 / 9780213164294 First Translated Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
188 pp. Red boards lettered in gilt on the spine; illustrated with black and white plates. Light edge and corner wear on the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Contents are: Introduction; Briefing in the Reich Chancellery; Enemy Armies East; The Generals and Hitler's Men; The Dispersal of German Headquarters; The Struggle for Berlin; The End of the Self-Destruction; and Escape from Berling and Homecoming; followed by Postscript - A Last Echo. 
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2 Brondsted, Johannes THE VIKINGS
Middlesex, England Pelican Books - Penguin Books 1960 First Paperback Printing Paperback Very Good 
299 pp. Pelican Book A459. Light edge and corner wear with minor creasing on the spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. Subtitled: An Illustrated History of The Vikings; Their Voyages; Battles; Customs and Decorative Arts. The Contents are: Before the Vikings; The Viking Raids; The Ninth Century; The Tenth Century; The Eleventh Century; Weapons and Tools; Dress and Ornaments; Transport; Towns, Earthworks and Camps; Coins and Weights and Measures; Runic Inscriptions; Art; The Viking Way of Life; Religious Beliefs and Burial Customs; and Poetry and the Viking Spirit. 
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3 Burkert, Walter (translated by Peter Bing) HOMO NECANS - The Anthropology of Ancient Greek Sacrificial Ritual and Myth
Berkeley and Los Angeles University of California Press 1983 0520058755 / 9780520058750 Later Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xxv) 334 pp. Light edge and corner wear with an uncreased spine; no interior markings; illustrated with black and white photographs. The Contents are: Translator's Preface; Preface to the English Edition; Introduction; Sacrifice, Hunting and Funerary Rituals; Werewolves Around the Tripod Kettle; Dissolution and New Year's Festival; Anthesteria; and Eleusis; followed by the indexes. 
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4 Chiavassa, H. THE HISTORY OF THE PRINCIPALITY OF MONACO - as Seen Through Its Postage Stamps
Monaco Postage Stamp Issuing Office 1964 First Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo Ignasi Vidal; 
123 pp. Trade paperback format. Light edge and corner wear with some creasing on the upper right of the front cover; no interior markings. Wraparound cover art by Ignasi Vidal. Illustrated with black and white photographs and a map. This includes a dropped-in glassine packet of six unused unmarked stamps from Monaco and the Grand Prix, dated 1967: Bugatti 1931; B.R.M. 1963 - 1966; Maserati 1948; Ferrari 1955; Alfa Romeo 1932; and Mercedes 1936. The Chapters are: Direct Lineage of the House of Grimaldi and Chronology of the Princes of Monaco; Coat-of-Arms of the House of Grimaldi; Biography of His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III of Monaco; The Palace of Monaco Postage Stamp Museum; An Essay on the Postal History of the Principality of Monaco; Postage Marks and Postage Stamps; The Series of Princes and Princesses of Monaco; The Charles III Series; The Albert I Series and Museum Stamps; The Rocher de Monaco Stamps; The Rampe Major; The Oreillon Tower; Battery of Cannon; The Palais du Prince Stamps; The Belltower Stamps; The Palace Door Stamps; The Cathedral Stamps; The Place Saint Nicolas Stamps; The Placette Bosio Stamps and Bosio Series; The So-called Garden Series; The General View Stamps; The Harbour of Monaco; The Pont Sainte Devote Stamps; The Church of Saint Devote Stamps; The Saint Devote Series; The Louis II Stadium Stamps; The Monte Carlo Stamps; The Curie Series; The Stamp Day 1946 Stamp; The Holy Year Series; The Monte Carlo Radio Station; Commemoration of the Fiftieth Anniversary of the Discovery of Anaphylaxis; Commemoration of the Marian Year; The Immaculate Virgin; Blessed Ranier; Commemoration of the 25th Monte Carlo Automobile Rally; 75th Anniversary of the Creation of the First Monegasque Stamps; The Centenary of the Creation of the Order of Saint Charles; The Series Called F.I.P.E.X.; April 19 1956 - the marriage of His Serene Highness Moneigneur Rainier III Louis Maxence Bertrand Grimaldi Sovereign Prince of Monaco with Miss Grace Patricia Kelly; The Tax Series; and Fiftieth Anniversary of the Inauguration of the Oceanographic Museum; followed by an appendix: List of Stamps Made from Works of Art. 
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5 Davies, Joseph E. MISSION TO MOSCOW
Garden City, New York Garden City Publishing 1943 First Printing - First Thus Hardcover Very Good Good Only 8vo 
(x) 330 pp. Black boards with the author's signature printed in red on the front panel; lettered in red on the spine; red upper edge; illustrated with black and white stills from the movie. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with a few nicks and chips around the edges; some loss at the head of the spine; tear in the rear panel; no interior markings. The book tells the inside story of Russia from the treason trials to the Nazi-Soviet war. Joseph E. Davies was appointed American Ambassador to the U.S.S.R. on November 16, 1936, and left for his post shortly thereafter. He remained in Russia until he was summoned back to Washington to serve as special assistant to the State Department in charge of war emergency problems and policies. From beginning to end, Mission to Moscow presents a comprehensive picture of the Soviet Union as it was seen by a man who made no secret of his capitalistic interests yet approached his mission with an open mind. This was filmed in 1943, directed by Michael Curtiz and starring: Walter Huston; Ann Harding; Oskar Homolka; George Tobias; Eleanor Parker; and many others, with Dudley Field Malone as Winston Churchill, and Cyd Charisse as an uncredited ballerina. The contents of this Warner Bros. photoplay edition are: Foreword; Author's Note; The Mission Begins; Washington and Points East; The Purge Hits the Red Army; Russia Through Her Neighbors Eyes; The Purge Hits Bukharin; Moscow Hears the Drums of War; Climax of the Mission; Brief on the Facts; and Harvest of the Mission; followed by Epilogue. 
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6 Davis, Melton S. ALL ROME TREMBLED - The Montesi Case and Post War Italy
London James Barrie 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo 
(v) 239 pp. Dark green boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a few short nicks around the edges and some darkening on the spine; price clipped; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. The Chapters are: Death in a Roman Family; The Man from the South; The Girl from the North; Bohemians Start Rumours; The Politicians Gather; The Church Militant; An Editor on Trial; Unrest in the Street; The Investigation; Women in the Limelight; Monarchists Enter the Case; Government in Jeopardy; The People Speak; Scandal Boomerangs; Deceptive Calm; and The Summing Up; followed by an epilogue and The Verdict of the Court. 
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7 Goodwin, A. THE FRENCH REVOLUTION
London Arrow Books - A Grey Arrow 1959 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good- 
192 pp. Grey Arrow G16. Edge and corner wear with a crease on the front cover and a crease on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: I: The ANCIENT REGIME: Introduction; Faulty Finance; Administrative Complexity; Agrarian Distress; II: THE REVOLT OF THE NOBILITY - 1787 - 1788: Calonne's Plans for Radical Reform; The Revolt of the Notables; The Revolt of the Parlements; The Revolt of the Provinces; III: SOCIAL AND POLITICAL CONFLICTS ON THE EVE OF THE REVOLUTION - 1788 - 1789: Necker's Second Ministry and the Recall of the Parlement; The Formation of the Partiotic Party; Pamphlet Warfare and the Attack on Privilege; Necker and the Convocation of the States General; The Elections to the States General; IV: THE REVOLUTION OF THE LAWYERS - 5th May - 27th June 1789: The Opening of the States General; The Conflict of the Orders - 6th May - 9th June 1789; The Formation of the National Assembly - 10th - 17th June; The Failure of Counter-Revolution - 18th - 27th June; V: THE REVOLT OF THE MASSES AND THE FALL OF THE ANCIEN REGIME: The Revolt of Paris and the Fall of the Bastille; The Revolt of the Provinces and the Great Fear; The Fall of the Ancien Regime - 4th - 11th August 1789; The Declaration of Rights (26th August, 1789; The Schism in the Patriotic Party and the October Days; VI: THE WORK OF THE CONSTITUENT ASSEMBLY AND THE FLIGHT TO VARENNES: The Constituent Assembly and Constructive Reform; Mirabeau and the Monarchy - October 1789 - April 1791; The Civil Constitution of the Clergy and Religious Schism; The Flight to Varennes - 21st June 1791; The Massacre of the Champ de Mars (17th July, 1791); The Feuillants and Constitutional Revision; VII: THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY, WAR AND THE LAST DAYS OF THE MONARCHY: The Political Consequences of the Constitution of 1791; Political Groupings in the Legislative Assembly; The Origins of the War of 1792; The Last Days of the Monarchy; VIII: FROM THE FALL OF THE MONARCHY TO THE EXTENSION OF THE WAR WITH EUROPE: The Dethronement of Louis XVI and Its Results; The September Massacres; The Convention; Girondina and Montagnards; The King's Trial and Execution; War with Europe; IX: THE RISE OF REVOLUTIONARY GOVERNMENT AND THE CRISIS OF NATIONAL DEFENCE: Military and Economic Difficulties - January March 1793; Sectional Movements in Paris (February-April, 1793); The Fall of the Gironde (5th April-2nd June, 1793); The Federalist Revolt and the Collapse of the First Committee of Public Safety - May - July; The Crisis of National Defence and the Rise of Hebertism - July - August 1793; Terror the Order of the Day - September 1793; X: THE TERROR, THE FACTIONS, AND THE FALL OF ROBESPIERRE: The Terror; The Dantonists and the Policy of Clemency; The Fall of the Factions; The Ascendancy and Fall of Robespierre - 13th April - 27th July 1794; Conclusion; Select Bibliography; and an Index. 
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8 Hall, Henry Rushton UNWRITTEN HISTORY
London Thomas Nelson and Sons 1935 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Good Only 8vo H. W. Whanslaw; 
(vii) 348 pp. Green cloth with a small gilt pictorial and gilt lettering on the spine; blue upper edge; illustrated with nine colour plates and almost two hundred line drawings by H. W. Whanslaw - all present and accounted for. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with some nicks and chips around the edges; some loss at the head and foot of the spine; presentation plate on the front free endpaper; no other interior markings. The Contents are: One: The Age of Stone: Unwritten History; Earth Changes in the Ancient World; The Work of Rivers in the Ancient World; Types of Men in the Ancient World; About Flint; The Men of the Dawn Period; The Men of the River Drift; The First Cave Men; The Later Cave Men; The Life of the Cave Men; The Art of the Cave Men; Relics of the Cave Men; The End of the Stone Age; The New Stone Age; Life in the New Stone Age: Homes; Food; Crafts; Barter. Two: The Age of Metals: From Stone to Bronze; Metal in the Service of Man; Dwellings; Corn and Cattle; Pottery; Clothing and Weapons; Wanderings and Encroachments; Barrows; Stonehenge; Digging a Barrow; Pile Dwellings and Crannogs; A British Lake Village; A Legend of a Lake Village; Iron and Gold; Names Old and New; The End of Unwritten History; and The Four Ages; followed by an index. 
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9 Joelson, Annette COURTESAN PRINCESS - Catherine Grand - Princesse de Talleyrand
London Alvin Redman Limited 1966 First UK Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(xi) 279 pp. Black boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; price intact; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Pictures through a Spyglass; Awakening; La Belle Indienne; The Years Between; Questa Donna; and The Last Act; followed by a bibliography and an index. 
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10 Jones, Gwyn A HISTORY OF THE VIKINGS
Oxford, England Oxford University Press 2001 0192801341 / 9780192801340 Second Edition Paperback Very Good 8vo 
(xviii) 504 pp. Trade paperback format. Lightly rubbed on the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates. The Chapters are: The Northern Peoples to A.D. 700: From the Beginnings to the Age of Migrations; The Legendary History of the Swedes and Danes; The Viking Kingdoms to the Close of the Tenth Century: The Scandanavian Community 1: Diversity and Unity; The Historical Traditions of Norway to 950; Denmark to the Death of Gorm the Old; Denmark and Norway from the Accession of Harald Bluetooth to the Death of Olaf Tryggvason - c. 950 - 1000; The Viking Movement Overseas: The Scandanavian Community 2: Aspects of Society; Causes of the Viking Movement Overseas; The Movement South and South-West to 954: the British Isles, the Frankish Empire, the Mediterranean; The Movement East: The Baltic Lands, Russia, Byzantium; The Movement West: Iceland, Greenland, America; The Viking Age Ends: The Scandanavian Community 3: Culture and Image; Svein Forkbeard, Saint Olaf, Knut the Great; The Viking Kingdoms to the Death of Haral Hardradi - 1066; Appendices: Runes; The Danelaw; A Rus Ship Burial on the Volga; Supplemental Booklist; Select Bibliography; and an Index. 
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11 Kahn, Arthur D. THE EDUCATION OF JULIUS CAESAR - A Biography - A Reconstruction
New York Schocken Books 1986 0805240098 / 9780805240092 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good- 8vo 
(x) 514 pp. Quarter-bound in black cloth on red boards; lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks, short tears and darkening around the edges; price intact; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper; no other interior markings. The Chapters are: Aurelia; Gaius; The Praetor's Son; The Grand Design; The Italian Revolt; Murdered Clansmen and Jupiter's Priest; The Consul's Son-in-law; Peripeteia; The Oak Wreath; The Outsider; Debut in the Forum; The Pontifex; Warlords; The Old Man's Successor; Alexander; Pompeius' Associate; The Oligarchy Divided; Marius Again; Prelude to Battle; Leader of the Resistance; Counterattack; Catilina's Torment; The Conspiracy of Cicero and Catilina; The Promise of Everlasting Peace; Caesar Gives Warning; Pompeius Miscalculates; Deprived of a Triumph; Pompeius' Consul; Father-in-law to the Great Man; Consolidating Defenses; Mastering the Arts of War; Apprenticeship in Imperialism; Consolidation in Gaul and at Rome; Shatter the Confining Bars of Nature's Gates; Mighty in Honor and Fame; New Victories New Glory; Collapse of the Triumvirate; At Bay; An Outsider Once Again; Reconciliation in Gaul Isolation at Rome; Civil War; The Die Is Cast; More Than Dignity; Master of Italy; Master of the West; The Consul and the Rebel; The Toppling of Pompeius; Egypt; Master of the East; Submission and Mutiny; Master of Africa; The Old Order Thrust Out by the New; Everlasting Conflict; Subversive; and The Ides of March; followed by: Epilogue; Ancient Sources; Notes; Selected Bibliography; and an index. 
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12 Laing, Margaret JOSEPHINE AND NAPOLEON
New York Mason Charter 1974 0884050912 / 9780884050919 First U.S. Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
196 pp. Red boards lettered in gilt on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white and colour plates. The Chapters are: Seven in the Morning; Married to a Bachelor; Do You Love Him; Men Bore Me; Scandal International; Caesar's Wife; Love Rouge and Tears; A Heavy Crown; The Sacrifice; and Peace and Politics; followed by an index. 
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13 Langdon-Davies, John THE SPANISH INQUISITION
London Jackdaw Publications - Jonathan Cape 1966 First Printing - First Thus Paperback Very Good Folio 
A collection of documents related to the Spanish Inquition, presented in a pictorial portfolio. Included are: Engraving of a procession to an auto de fe; Contemporary description of an auto de fe of 1692; engraving of an auto de fe at Madrid in 1680; Ritual robes of the condemned; Engraving from Goya's Caprichos; An Edict of Faith issued in 1512; A nun's pact with the Devil; An English ballad sheet; and Six Broadsheets. 
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14 Markdale, Jean (translated by A. Mygind; C. Hauch; and P. Henry) WOMEN OF THE CELTS
Rochester, Vermont Inner Traditions International 1975 0892811501 / 9780892811502 Third Printing Paperback Very Good 8vo Joanna Zamojdo; Judy Jensen; 
315 pp. Trade paperback format. Edge and corner wear with some minor creasing on the spine; previous owner's name on the half-title page; no other interior markings. Cover art by Joanna Zamojdo and Judy Jensen. The Chapters are: Part One: Women in Celtic Societies: The Historical Context; The Judicial Framework. Part Two: Exploring the Myth: The Submerged Princess; Our Lady of the Night; The Great Queen; The Rebellion of the Flower Daughter; The Grail or the Quest for Woman; Iseult or the Lady of the Orchard. Part Three: Theories: Woman in Social Life; Marriage; Sexual Liberation; and Love; followed by notes and an index. 
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15 Mellersh, H. E. L. FROM APE MAN TO HOMER - The Story of the Beginnings of Western Civilization
London The Scientific Book Club - Robert Hale 1962 Book Club Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo Sally Mellersh; 
222 pp. Blue boards lettered in black on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket; previous owner's name on the front free endpaper. Illustrated with line drawings by Sally Mellersh. The Chapters are: The Nature and Heritage of Man; Prelude: The Old Stone Age; Fertility and Invention; Interlude: Ways of Thinking; River and Flood; Writing and Legend; The Old Kingdom; Sumer and Akkad; Spread to the Outskirts; Imperial Peoples; Minoans and Mycenaeans; First Megiddo; Minos Falls - Suppiluliumas Rises; The Preoccupied Emperor; Kadesh Exhausts; Assyrians Exodus and Troy; Dark Ages - Iron - and the Peoples of the Sea; Progress in the Outskirts; The Chosen People; The Intelligent People; and The Old World Is Young Again; followed by an index. 
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16 Morley, John David IN THE LABYRINTH
London Andre Deutsch 1986 0233979786 / 9780233979786 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
212 pp. Quarter-bound in black cloth on gold boards; lettered in gilt on the spine; headband. Wear at the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks around the edges; small ink mark on the title page; no other interior markings. The Chapters are: Arrest; Journey into the Past; Behind the Bakery; Schimkov's Notes; Leopoldov; In the Labyrinth; The Nemesis of Boros; The Great Wheel; The Road Builder; Kunzendorf; and In the Poplar Avenue. 
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17 Newman, Bernard THE THREE GERMANIES
London Robert Hale 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
251 pp. Black boards decorated in gilt on the spine. Light wear on the corners of the dustjacket with a few nicks and small chips around the edges; short closed tear on the lower left of the front panel; price clipped; some darkening on the endpapers; no interior writing. Illustrated with black and white photographs and maps. The Chapters are: The Reluctant Capital; Retreat from Ruin; Kruppstadt; Parties and People; Expellees and Refugees; Down South; The Fourth Germany; Great Argument; Uneasy Island; Street of the 17th June; The Democratic Sector; The Hole in the Curtain; The Fair City; Light Relief; Survivor; Back to the Land; Kultur; Paragraphs; The Second Germany; The Third Germany; and Important; followed by an index. 
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18 Packe, Michael St John THE BOMBS OF ORSINI
London Secker and Warburg 1957 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(ix) 313 pp. Gray cloth lettered in green and blue on the spine; endpaper maps. Edge and corner wear on the dustjacket with a short tear and associated creasing on the rear panel; price intact; no interior markings. Illustrated with black and white plates and maps. The Chapters are: The Making of a Patriot; Young Italy; Del Modo di Cospirare; Mantua; and The Bombs of Orsini; followed by an epilogue; appendix; works consulted; and an index. 
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19 Palmer, R. R. THE IMPROVEMENT OF HUMANITY - Education and the French Revolution
Princeton, New Jersey Princeton University Press 1985 0691054347 / 9780691054346 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good 8vo 
(viii) 347 pp. Quarter-bound in black cloth on brown cloth; decorated in gilt on the spine; black endpapers; headband. LIght rubbing on the corners of the dustjacket with some darkening on the spine; no interior markings. The Chapters are: Realities Before the Revolution: The ABCs; Colleges and Private Schools; Higher Learning. Nationalization: The Growth of Royal Authority; Signs of the Enlightenment; Writings of the 1760s on National Education; Actual Changes 1762 - 1789; The State the Church and the Public Power on the Eve of the Revolution. Politicization: Politics and Education; Plans and Projects; The Talleyrand Report and Its Critics; Discord and Disarray; Disendowment. Democratization: The Quest for Equality: The Condorcet Plan; The Disintegration of the Condorcet Plan; The Ambiguities of Education Commune; The Parisian Democracy of 1793; Educational Demands of the Sections of Paris; The Paris Plan of September 15, 1793; Some Actualities. Democratization: Building the Better World: The Bouquier Law; A National Language; National Festivals and a New Civic Environment; The Accelerated Revolutionary Courses; The Ecole Normale: Democracy Confused and Confounded. Modernization: The Paths of Progress: Ideologues and Intellectuals; The Half-Revival of Condorcet; The Law of 3 Brumaire of the Year IV; The Public and the Private Sectors; The Central Schools: Progressive Education; More Democrats: The Debate of the Year VII; And Ideologues: The Council on Public Instruction. Modernization: Collective Power: The Last Public Discussion 1800 - 1802; Old Colleges or New Central Schools; The Law of 11 Floreal of the Year X; The Napoleonic Lycees; The Imperial University; Monopoly and Competition; and The Higher Spheres; followed by: Concluding Reflections; an appendix; and an index. 
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20 Payelle, G.; Mollard, Armand; Maringer, G.; Paillot FRIGHTFULNESS IN RETREAT
London Hodder and Stoughton 1917 First Edition Paperback Very Good 12mo 
76 pp. Very light rubbing at the corners with a flat uncreased spine; no interior markings. Presentation slip dropped in that reads: With the compliments of Professor W. Macneile Dixon (University of Glasgow). The Contents are: Frightfulness in Retreat; Proceedings of the French Senate, March 31st, 1917 - translated from the Journal Officiel de la Republique Francaise; and Official Report of the French Commission Appointed to Investigate Acts Committed by the Enemy in Violation of the Law of Nations. 
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