Desertion is the abandonment of a military duty or post without permission (a pass, liberty or leave) and is done with the intention of not returning. This contrasts with unauthorized absence (UA) or absence without leave (AWOL ), which are temporary forms of absence.



The National Archives · 1 January 1982 English

3 9 Because under norms of international law deserters are not considered manners of anted forces, there authorities are permitted to return Bundeswehr deserters, including persons in possession of a properly conscription offices. The former are punished as deserters; the latter are liable only for modest civil administrative the FRG without permission are punishable as deserters. In view of the legal and political complexities

The National Archives · 1 January 1980 English

A file of documents concerning war crimes in Yugoslavia. The file discusses the trial of an ex-Chetnik, Vojislav Raj?i?, for murders committed in 1943–1944, including the murder of two Royal …

pilots, two Soviet soldiers and two Bulgarian deserters. Rajcic was reportedly sentenced to death on

The National Archives · 1 January 1980 English

were to help the NTS with facilities for Soviet deserters and with the use of the diplomatic bag. In our only NIFA and the N L F A are prepared to accept deserters on political grounds. However it was also made

The National Archives · 1 January 1980 German

A file of correspondence and reports concerning the inner-German borders. The documents cover the arrest of U.S. servicemen involved in the attempted exfiltration of East German citizens at a Soviet …

duress. : powers of arrest of absentees and deserters under Section 186 j of the Army Act 1955 do not f'here is one final point, the handling of deserters fro:' the British -oi-ce - vit" • no (or only last year in the context of a group of British deserters in the 8 2 area of the 3j?L (near Bautzen) who

The National Archives · 1 January 1979 Russian

A file of documents concerning the forced repatriation of Russians from the U.K. to the Soviet Union in 1947. Subjects discussed in the file include papers being produced by the …

Office'8 proposed procedure for dealing with deserters from Soviet camps in the United Kingdom, concluded

The National Archives · 1 January 1979 English

repressions because the Soviet authorities consider us deserters for (wanting) to go abroad. Vie earnestly ask

The National Archives · 1 January 1978 German

A file containing documents concerning visits by West Germans and West Berliners to East Berlin and East Germany. Subjects covered in the file include the tiny proportion of travellers refused …

2 ? I 8 Aug List 19^9 • S U B J E C T : Deserters from the B u n d e s w e h r _ j TO : The

The National Archives · 1 January 1978 English

English law" (cf Tolstoy, pp 51-2). Genuine deserters from German formations and escaped prisoners becretary at the Home Office, now dead, about "deserters or absentees" from the ^oviet Forces" and a

The National Archives · 1 January 1976 English

A file of correspondence concerning Soviet defections to West Germany. The documents cover discussions on the administrative procedures to be followed by British forces following defections from East Germany to …

The National Archives · 1973 English

during the Vietnam War, a group of American deserters had established themselves in London, described it hard to equate oles in exile with American deserters, or for that matter with French Algerians. V

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