Statesmen of the Disarmament Conference debated what constitutes an "offensive weapon" at Geneva last week. Points:

French Delegate Charles Dumont: The [German] "pocket battleship" is definitely offensive.

German Delegate Baron von Rheinbaben: What about the "big ship" blockade of our ports, which was the decisive turning point of the World War?

M. Dumont: If we were speaking of the past, I might mention the invasions of France in 1870 and in 1914.

Baron von Rheinbaben: I suggest you go back to the Napoleonic wars and discover one...

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