Source: Hinter dem Stachel-Draht, 1918, 82.

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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  • Captivity in a prison of war camp was more difficult in some ways than time served in a peacetime civilian prison because POW's had no idea when they would regain their freedom. Prisoners longed for the day when the German authorities would release them from Muensinger and they could head home. This wood block print shows a prisoner walking down the road towards family and friends. Source: Hinter dem Stachel-Draht, 1918, 82.