Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 152, 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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  • Prisoners compete in a foot race, watched by a large crowd of spectators at Rastatt. Note the sentry box on top of the building which may have been a magazine. Athletic competitions kept the men in shape and provided diversions for the camp population. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 152, 1915, 82.