Source: Association Men, 46 (April 1921): 363.

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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  • Russian prisoners of war pose for a photograph near the barbed-wire fence of an unidentified German prison camp in 1921, two years after the Armistice ended the war. Several men are seriously wounded (missing a leg) and require crutches. By 1920, over 156,000 Russian wapr prisoners remained in German facilities. The Allied High Command refused to allow these men to return home because they might be forced to bolster the Red Army. With the Bolshevik victory in the Russian Civil War, these men would soon be repatriated. Source: Association Men, 46 (April 1921): 363.