Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 125, 1915, 70.

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 in an Arbeitskommando turn over the top soil on the moorland of Loecknitz under the supervisiojn of a German guard. This labor detachment worked out of the prison camp in Stettin, which was less than two miles away. Allied prisoners replace German farmers, who had been called to arms, to support the empire's agricultural economy. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 125, 1915, 70.