Source: Red Triangle Bulletin, No. 77 (10 January 1919): 1.

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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  • A YMCA secretary sits in the middle of twelve Allied prisoners of war from Australia, Beglium, Canada, England, France, Ireland, Montenegro, New Zealand, North America, Russia, Scotland, and Wales, at the internment camp at Leysin, Switzerland. The Association constructed the hut for Allied internees, many of whom suffered from tuberculosis. Medical authorities believed that the air and high altitude (4,000 feet above sea level) were ideal conditions to treat these men. Source: Red Triangle Bulletin, No. 77 (10 January 1919): 1.