Source: Hoffman, In the Prison Camps of Germany, 1920, 56A.

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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  • The YMCA provided musical instruments which allowed Allied POW's to form bands and orchestras in prison. Access to instruments gave skilled musicians the opportunity to continue practicing for post-war performances and concerts improved the morale of the general camp population. The band at Muenster is performing an afternoon concert in the prison compound. Source: Hoffman, In the Prison Camps of Germany, 1920, 56A.