Since 1915 it has seemed advisable that the Naval War College
publications on international law should present the material with
which officers might be concerned. Following this precedent the
treaty of peace with Germany of June 28, 1919, would naturally be
made the volume for 1919. In publishing this treaty the text sub-
mitted to the Senate of the United States on July 10, 1919, has been
used. An index has been added in order that the provisions of the
treaty may easily be consulted. Although the treaty has not been
ratified by the United States, its provisions are of importance to
officers because the treaty is already operative as regårds certain
States in their relations with one another and with Germany.
The discussions:upon international law at the:Naval; War. College
have been conducted by George Grafton Wilson, IL.D., professor
of international law in Harvard University, and have given special
attention to problems arising under the treaty of peace.
WM. S. SIMs,
Rear Admiral, United States Navy,
President Naval War College,
- Newport, R. I.
DECEMBER 31, 1919.