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British Rule & Rebellion by H. J. Simson

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Close by him was found a rifle with blood on the stock. But he was not found guilty of the charge of shooting mili! M. Forces, because nobody could swear that he saw that particular Arab shooting at him. It is, of course, a little difficult in battle with modern weapons, which have considerable range, to collect impressions of the personal appearance of opponents, the precise nature of the weapons they use, the direction of their aim and the instances of firing, with enough accuracy to satisfy a court of law, if circumstantial evidence is not taken into account.

Mp(:tc If:(~ m tl1(! view, the claim was a c1aun wInch took the rodIlary brealh ' . to bo romovcd from pursuit of tho :-Val: t? pro~HI guards of honour, guards on th . Judgo s resld nco, and patrols in the streets Tn TrCJ1anrL a man conil(:mncd to death by a military court could he taken out of the harul<; of the military authorities by the order of a judge. e sure that th judge reached his bench and havmg rea~hed it, staye~ there safely to jUdge. nl~ss ~ state of affairs exists so grave as to JustIfy It.

An Arab taken in a fight was found to be suffering from a wound on the right side of his face. Close by him was found a rifle with blood on the stock. But he was not found guilty of the charge of shooting mili! M. Forces, because nobody could swear that he saw that particular Arab shooting at him. It is, of course, a little difficult in battle with modern weapons, which have considerable range, to collect impressions of the personal appearance of opponents, the precise nature of the weapons they use, the direction of their aim and the instances of firing, with enough accuracy to satisfy a court of law, if circumstantial evidence is not taken into account.

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