Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 240, 1915, 112.

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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  • This is a portrait of a Tartar soldier from the steppes in Russian service incarcerated at Hammerstein. The Russians mobilized troops from the breadth of the tsarist empire to fight the Central Powers. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 240, 1915, 112.