Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 127, 1915, 70.

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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  • Operating a large prison camp facility like Muenster required a large supply of resources and dependence on Allied labor. British and Russian prisoners saw trees and stack fire wood in huge piles in preparation for the onset of winter. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 127, 1915, 70.