Practice Relating to Rule 65. Perfidy
Section D. Simulation of surrender
Argentina’s Law of War Manual (1989) provides that “feigning the intent … to surrender” is an example of perfidy.
It also states that “the perfidious use … of … recognized protective signs” is a grave breach of the 1977 Additional Protocol I and a war crime.
At the Battle of Goose Green during the War in the South Atlantic, Argentine soldiers raised a white flag. As UK soldiers moved forward to accept the surrender, they were fired on and killed from a neighbouring position, probably in the confusion.