Source: Mayo, That Damn Y, 1920, 216B.

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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  • American and French troops unwind in a YMCA hut just behind the front lines at Hamonville, France. Two games of checkers unfold while other soldiers enjoy a hot drink served by the Red Triangle workers at the counter. Much of the furniture is of makeshift construction, using material available at the front and the hut is heated by a stove in the back of the room. Every ready for sports, a pair of boxing gloves hand from the roof and a catcher's mitt and baseball sit in the corner. Source: Mayo, That Damn Y, 1920, 216B.