Detaining Power shall grant all prisoners of war a monthly advance
of pay, the amount of which shall be fixed by conversion, into
the currency of the said Power, of the following amounts:
I: Prisoners ranking below sergeant: eight Swiss francs.
II: Sergeants and other non-commissioned officers, or prisoners of
equivalent rank: twelve Swiss francs.
III: Warrant officers and commissioned officers below the rank of
major or prisoners of equivalent rank: fifty Swiss francs.
IV: Majors, lieutenant-colonels, colonels or prisoners of equivalent
rank: sixty Swiss francs.
V: General officers or prisoners of equivalent rank: seventy-five
the Parties to the conflict concerned may by special agreement modify
the amount of advances of pay due to prisoners of the preceding categories.
if the amounts indicated in the first paragraph above would be unduly
high compared with the pay of the Detaining Power's armed forces
or would, for any reason, seriously embarrass the Detaining Power,
then, pending the conclusion of a special agreement with the Power
on which the prisoners depend to vary the amounts indicated above,
the Detaining Power:
continue to credit the accounts of the prisoners with the amounts
indicated in the first paragraph above;
temporarily limit the amount made available from these advances of
pay to prisoners of war for their own use, to sums which are reasonable,
but which, for Category I, shall never be inferior to the amount
that the Detaining Power gives to the members of its own armed forces.
for any limitations will be given without delay to the Protecting