Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 50, 1915, 45.

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 sit at two large tables near a small outdoor canteen in the prison compound at Zittau (Gross Poritsch). Note the white identification badge on the left breast pocket of the Russian POW's. This badge may have identified the prisoners' barrack or detachment number. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 50, 1915, 45.