When you sink neutral ships, invade neutral
Belgium, gas your enemy, and use flamethrowers &
Americans pull out the shotguns
This will never not be funny.
In September 1918, the German government issued a diplomatic protest, complaining that the Model 97 Trench Gun was illegal because
"it is especially forbidden to employ arms, projections, or materials calculated to cause
unnecessary suffering" as defined in the
1907 Hague Convention respecting the Laws and Customs of War on Land. When the
Americans rejected this, the German high command then threatened to execute any soldier caught with a Trench Gun or even just
Trench Gun shells. General Pershing replied that, henceforth, any Germans caught with flamethrowers or saw-bladed bayonets would be lined up and shot.
Wait, wait, wait, they bitched about trench guns causing unnecessary suffering while setting people on fire with flamethrowers?
And gassing them.
Imperials be like that.
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