Source: Dennett, Prisoners of the Great War, 1919, 36A.

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 assumed that captured U.S. prisoners required a new uniform after fighting in the trenches and subsequent capture. As a result, the Red Cross sent each American POW a new uniform, overcoat, hat, underwear, socks, gloves, scissors, thread, shoes, shoe polish, shoe brush, and travel bag. Source: Dennett, Prisoners of the Great War, 1919, 36A.