Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 47, 1915, 44.

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 is probably a non-commissioned officers' room in Stargard, given the single beds and the variety of furnishings. The occupants enjoy a game of chess, read a newspaper, and leaf through a book. These POW's enjoy a comfortable existence in camp as evidenced by the chairs, benches, tables, ample supply of books on the shelf, cigars, spoon rack, and shelves full of bowls, dinner pails, and ladle. The prisoners also enjoy electric lights in their room. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 47, 1915, 44.