Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 173, 1915, 88.

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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  • Two clowns act out a comedy routine for a large group of French prisoners in the prison compound in Stuttgart II. Comedy acts were a welcome diversion for many disspirited Allied prisoners. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 173, 1915, 88.