THE LEAGUE OF NATIONS: Gasology

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Opening. At Geneva, 39 members of the League of Nations and 4 nonmembers* inquired into the question of controlling traffic in arms and other munitions of war. Count Henri Carton de Wiart, President of the Conference, pointed out in his opening speech that "control" was meant in the French sense of the word (surveillance) and not in the English sense of authority. Much confusion became, nevertheless, rapidly manifest.

Was it to prohibit traffic in arms, or to give a deterrent publicity to the traffic?...

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