|I'm just curious about the code of conduct for UK soldiers when taken prisoner. In the current hostage crisis, there appears to have been no physical torture used to obtain the confessions we've heard. Of course we don't know what kind of threats were made against them.
Here's part of the US Code of Conduct I copied off a net document:
"If I am captured I will continue to resist by all means available. I will make every effort to escape and aid others to escape. I will accept neither parole nor special favors from the enemy. . . . If I become a prisoner of war, I will keep faith with my fellow prisoners. I will give no information or take part in any action which might be harmful to my comrades. If am senior, I will take command. If not, I will obey the lawful orders of those appointed over me and back them up in every way. . . . I will evade answering further questions to the utmost of my ability. I will make no oral or written statements disloyal to my country or harmful to their cause."
I especially note the final clause.
Does the UK have such a code?