By THE KING.

A PROCLAMATION

SPECIFYING THE ARTICLES TO BE TREATED AS CONTRABAND OF WAR.

GEORGE R.I.

WHEREAS a state of War exists between Us on the one hand and the German Empire on the other:

AND WHEREAS it is necessary to specify the articles which it is Our intention to treat as Contraband of War:

Now, THEREFORE, We do hereby Declare: by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, that during the continuance of the War or until We do give further public notice the articles enumerated in Schedule I hereto will be treated as absolute contraband, and the articles enumerated in Schedule II hereto will be treated as conditional contraband:-

SCHEDULE I.

The following articles will be treated as absolute contraband:-

1. Arms of all kinds, including arms for sporting purposes, and their distinctive component parts.

2. Projectiles, charges, and cartridges of all kinds, and their distinctive component parts.

3. Powder and explosives specially prepared for use in war.

4. Gun mountings, limber boxes, limbers, military waggons, field forges, and their distinctive component parts.

5. Clothing and equipment of a distinctively military character.

6. All kinds of harness of a distinctively military character,

7. Saddle, draught, and pack animals suitable for use in war.

8. Articles of camp equipment, and their distinctive component parts.

9. Armour plates.

10. Warships, including boats, and their distinctive component parts of such a nature that they can only be used on a vessel of war.

11. Aeroplanes, airships, balloons, and aircraft of all kinds, and their component parts, together with accessories and articles recognisable as intended for use in connection with balloons and aircraft.

12. Implements and apparatus designed exclusively for the manufacture of munitions of war, for the manufacture or repair of arms, or war material for use on land and sea.

SCHEDULE II.

The following articles will be treated as conditional contraband:-

1. Food-stuffs.

2. Forage and grain; suitable for feeding animals.

3. Clothing, fabrics for clothing, and boots and shoes, suitable for use in war.

4. Gold and silver in coin or bullion: paper money.

5. Vehicles of all kinds available for use in war, and their component parts.

6. Vessels, craft and boats of all kinds; Boating docks, parts of docks, and their component parts.

7. Railway material, both fixed and rolling stock, and materials for telegraphs, wireless telegraphs, and telephones.

8. Fuel: lubricants.

9. Powder and explosives not specially prepared for use in war.

10. Barbed wire, and implements for fixing and cutting the same.

11. Horse-shoes and shoeing materials.

12. Harness and saddlery.

13. Field-glasses, telescopes, chronometers, and all kinds of nautical instruments.

Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace, this Fourth day of August, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fourteen, and in the Fifth year of Our Reign.

GOD SAVE THE KING.

Source: The Gazette (London Gazette), issue 28861, dated 5th August 1914.
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