Surrender

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Surrender is when soldiers give up fighting and become prisoners of war, either as individuals or when ordered to by their officers .

The Geneva Convention states that prisoners of war should not be mistreated or abused. United States Army policy states that surrendered persons should be treated according to the "5 S:s" until turned over to higher authority.

  • Silence: so that they cannot plan an escape attempt.
  • Search: for weapons or items of intelligence value.
  • Secure: tie up and/or guard carefully at all times, particularly at first.
  • Safeguard: do not allow the dangers of the battlefield to hurt them
  • Separate: soldiers from officers, men from women, combatants from civilians, to make them easier to control.

Entire nations can also surrender in an attempt to end a war or military conflict. This is done through the signing of an armistice or peace treaty.

See also


Surrender is the title of a 1999 album by the Chemical Brothers.


"Surrender" is a 1961 #1 song by Elvis Presley.

"Surrender" is also a song by the band Cheap Trick from their 1978 album Heaven Tonight.Template:Define

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