Source: Backhaus, Die Ernaehrung des Kriegsgefangenen im Deutsches Reich, 1915, 163.

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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  • These two tables reflect the national nutritional standards of the German people during the early years of World War I. Dr. Rubner compiled these statistics and presented them to a conference of German POW Department officers in Berlin. These statistics became the basis for food distribution in German prison camps. Source: Backhaus, Die Ernaehrung des Kriegsgefangenen im Deutsches Reich, 1915, 163.