Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 131, 1915, 71.

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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  • Russian POWs from Wasbek work on a labor detachment clearing brushwood and hauling down trees with ropes. Note the Russian prisoner high in the tree in the center of the photograph. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 131, 1915, 71.