Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 42, 1915, 41.

From Pursuit of an "unparalleled opportunity": American YMCA and prisoner of war diplomacy among the Central Power nations during World War I, 1914-1923 by Kenneth Steuer

Subjects
  • American: 1900-present
Citable Link
  • German soldiers and prisoners stand on a street in the prison compound in Stralkowo. Wooden barracks line the street and tall utility poles stand in the middle of the thoroughfare. Note the flower gardens which are carefully tended in front of each barrack. These gardens provided prisoners with some pastime to decorate the outside of their accommodations. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 42, 1915, 41.