Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 160, 1915, 82.

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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  • British, French, and Russian officers, who make up the Sports Committee at Werl, pose for a picture with several of the athletes who received awards for winning competitions that day. Sports days were a way to keep prisoners in shape and improve morale in prison camps. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 160, 1915, 82.