Source: For the Millions of Men Now Under Arms, 1:5 (16 December 1915): 42A.

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

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  • American: 1900-present
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  • Various views of activities at an unidentified prison camp in France early in the war. The top left photograph shows a German prisoner of war high-jumping over a bar in a sports competition organized by a YMCA secretary. The top right photo illustrates German prisoners competing in a soccer match, while other POW's watch from the sidelines. The Association provided the equipment and organized leagues for the prisoners to keep up their physical fitness and to provide diversions. The middle right photograph provides a general view of the facility—the prisoners lived in tents and provided the labor for the construction of wooden barracks. Prisoners wash their clothing in the lower right photograph, while another prisoner makes a pot of coffee in the lower left photo. These photographs depict conditions in French prison camps early in the war. Source: For the Millions of Men Now Under Arms, 1:5 (16 December 1915): 42A.