Source: Freedom's Triumph, 1919, 89.

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

  • American: 1900-present
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  • Civilian internees simply collected their meager belongings and walked home from German prison camps after they learned of their release under the terms of the Armistice. They were eager to return home to Belgium and France and chose not to wait for transportation. Source: Freedom's Triumph, 1919, 89.