Source: Gerard, My Four Years in Germany, 1917, frontespiece.

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 German Government issued Ambassador James W. Gerard (1867–1951) this safe conduct pass which allowed the ambassador, his family, and staff to travel in safety to Switzerland after the Wilson administration broke off diplomatic relations with Germany in February 1917. Most American Red Triangle workers working on WPA operations in the empire departed Germany on this train. Source: Gerard, My Four Years in Germany, 1917, frontespiece.