Source: Dennett, Prisoners of the Great War, 1919, 32A.

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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  • During the second week in captivity, the American Red Cross sent U.S. POW's in German prison camps "C" food parcels, top picture, which included cocoa, biscuits, cigarettes, salt pork, dried fruit, sugar, vinegar, and cans of tomatoes, beans, corned beef hash, roast beef, corned beef, corn, sweet peas, and pork and beans. The American Red Cross sent "D" food parcels during the fourth week of a prisoner's captivity. These packages held tobacco, hard bread, sugar, salt, coffee, chocolate, and cans of roast beef, jam, tomatoes, sweet peas, corn, corned beef hash, evaporated milk, and salmon. American POW's received far better fare than their German guards. Source: Dennett, Prisoners of the Great War, 1919, 32A.