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d. It may be possible, in some cases, to surround a city
and starve it into submission. This, rather a slow process,
gives rise to great destruction of property and brings undue
hardship to the innocent. Also, the force required would be
large enough to take the city by assault.
e. It may be possible to force the evacuation of a city by
shutting off the supply of water and light, but that again
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having doorways and other openings in walls.
involves undue hardship on the innocent and invites destruc-
tion of the city by fire.
57. MARCHING THROUGH CITY STREETS. a.
The marching of troops through main city streets flanked
by high buildings, or through streets filled with people should
be avoided. If rioting is general, the streets should be cleared
in front of the troops. Under no circumstances should a
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