Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 171, 1915, 87.

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 pose for a photograph on stage in the theater at Amberg. Among this comedy troupe is a young "lady" and a bull. Theatricals played a critical role in bolstering prisoner morale in German prison camps. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 171, 1915, 87.