By THE KING.

A PROCLAMATION

PROHIBITING UNDER SECTION ONE OF "THE EXPORTATION OF ARMS ACT, 1900," TH (sic) EXPORTATION FROM THE UNITED KINGDOM OF WARLIKE STORES TO CERTAIN COUNTRIES.

GEORGE R.I.

WHEREAS by the first section of "The Exportation of Arms Act, 1900," it is enacted that We may by Proclamation prohibit the exportation of arms, ammunition, military or naval stores and any article which We shall judge capable of being converted into or made useful in increasing the quantity of arms, ammunition, or military or naval stores, to any country or place therein named, whenever We shall judge such prohibition to be expedient in order to prevent such arms, ammunition, military or naval stores being used against Our subjects or forces, or against any forces engaged or which may be engaged in military or naval operations in co-operation with Our forces:

AND WHEREAS WE, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, judge it expedient to prohibit the exportation of the articles hereinafter mentioned in order to prevent their being used as in the said Act stated:

Now WE, by and with the advice aforesaid, do hereby from and after the date hereof prohibit the exportation to all foreign ports in Europe and on the Mediterranean and Black Sea, with the exception of those of France, Russia (except the Baltic Ports), Spain, and Portugal, of the following articles, being articles which We have judged capable of being converted into or made useful in increasing the quantity of arms, ammunition, or military or naval stores, that is to say:-

Aluminium;
Aluminium alloys;
Armour plates, armour quality castings, and similar protective material;
Asbestos;
Cables, telegraph and telephone;
Camp equipment, articles of;
Cannon and other ordnance, and parts thereof;
Carbolic acid;
Carriages and mountings for cannon and other ordnance and for machine guns, and parts thereof;
Coal, steam, large;
Compasses and parts thereof, including fittings, such as binnacles;
Cresol and nitro-cresol;
Engine and boiler packings;
Explosives of all kinds;
Fuel manufactured;
Implements and apparatus designed exclusively for the manufacture of munitions of war, for the manufacture or repair of arms, or of war material for use on land and sea;
India rubber sheet, vulcanised;
Manganese;
Mercury;
Mica;
Mineral jellies;
Mines, and parts thereof;
Molybdenum;
Nitrates of ammonium;
Nitrates of potassium;
Nitrates of sodium;
Nitro-toluol;
Nitric acid;
Picric acid and its components;
Range finders, and parts thereof;
Rope, steel wire, and hawsers;
Saltpetre;
Sounding machines and gear;
Steam vessels, lighters, and barges of all descriptions;
Sulphur;
Sulphuric acid;
Swords, bayonets, and other arms (not being fire-arms), and parts thereof;
Tin;
Tin plates;
Torpedo tubes, torpedoes, and parts thereof;
Tungsten;
Vanadium;
4-wheeled wagons, capable of carrying 1 ton and over;
2-wheeled carts, capable of carrying 15 cwt, and over;
Harness and saddlery of all kinds;
Barbed wire;
Horse and pony shoes;
Material for telegraphs, wireless telegraphs, and telephones;
Field glasses and telescopes;
Railway material, both fixed and rolling stock;
Men's marching and shooting boots;
Heliographs;
Portable forges;
Farriers', carpenters', wheelers', and saddlers' tools;
Glycerine;
Alcohol, as covering rectified spirits;
Uniform clothing and military equipment;
Accoutrements;
Walnut wood of scantling which could be made into rifle butts and fore-ends.

Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace, this Fifth 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 28862, dated 5th August 1914.
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