[LMB] Cheating was Life imitates fiction?

T Neill t_neill at hotmail.com
Thu May 2 01:49:41 BST 2013

> Only a small part of our history has been since the American Revolution.   
> We've had history of royalty being held as prisoners of war who would 
> give their word not to escape - but rulers make the rules for others, 
> not for themselves.

Not just royals.  Other officers also would give their parole and sit out the war for however long their parole was for.

The Code of Conduct for the US Armed Forces doesn't allow POWs do accept parole; but it was common during the Napoleonic Wars.

T Neill

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