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Interned: A term applied to a war vessel which takes refuge in a neutral harbour and is unable to leave after 24 hours' notice. A vessel is accordingly "interned" (see Neutrality) until the end of the war, and the neutral authorities must see it is dismantled. Prisoners of war are also said to be interned when they take refuge in a neutral country.[1]

References / notes[edit | edit source]

  1. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.142.

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The above term is listed in our glossary of words and phrases of the Armed Forces of the United Kingdom of Great Britain during the Great War, which also includes: technicalities, trench slang, expressions in everyday use, nicknames, sobriquets, the titles and origins of British and Commonwealth Regiments, and warfare in general. These words and phrases are contemporary to the war, which is reflected in the language used, and have been transcribed from three primary sources (see contents). Feel free to help improve this content.
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