Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 203, 1915, 100.

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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  • French prisoners read books and journals in the library in the prison camp at Heustadt. The shelves of the library are well stocked with a wide range of books and journals. Reading was a critical diversion for many prisoners, either to continue their interrupted school studies or simply to learn how to read. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 203, 1915, 100.