Source: Forbes, Leslie's Photographic Review of the Great War, 1920.

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: 1900-present
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  • German prisoners of war work on a French pier, loading newly delivered railroad rails on to a flat car. Railroads played a critical role in supplying the troops in the front line with food and armaments and German prisoners provided some of the labor in unloading ships and loading trains in support of the Allied war effort. Source: Forbes, Leslie's Photographic Review of the Great War, 1920.