Source: Dennett, Prisoners of the Great War, 1919, 58A.

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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  • The American Red Cross also sent a complete set of new clothes to American civilian internees imprisoned in German prison camps. Civilians received the same clothing for American military prisoners of war, except for the U.S. Army uniform. Instead, they received civilian clothing which included a jacket, vest, trousers, tie, hat, and cap. This clothing kit was especially welcomed by merchant mariners who lost most of their clothing when they ships were torpedoed. Source: Dennett, Prisoners of the Great War, 1919, 58A.