Source: Wannamaker, With Italy in Her Final War of Liberation, 1923, 162B.

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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  • Italian troops wait for their train after they enjoyed a meal at the YMCA military canteen at the train station in Florence. The Association agreed to supervise this service for soldiers at the request of the Italian government because the previous operators sold poor quality food at high prices. Note the American and Italian flages above the door of the canteen. Source: Wannamaker, With Italy in Her Final War of Liberation, 1923, 162B.