Source: Current History Magazine, 11 (October 1919): 138.

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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  • This drawing shows a French prisoner of war tied to a stake for some infraction of the camp regulations in a German POW camp. The prisoner was forced to stand for hours outdoors in all sorts of weather. The POW suffered from fatigue, sleep deprivation, and exposure from this type of punishment. Source: Current History Magazine, 11 (October 1919): 138.