Source: YMCA Photo Collection, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 12H, Minneapolis, MN.

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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  • An American prisoner of war, left, and a French POW play a game of checkers while another French soldier, sitting on the bench to the right, writes a letter. Two French colonial troopers intently watch the game while another colonial enjoys a drink. German prison camps became a "melting pot" for men from around the world. Source: YMCA Photo Collection, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, Photo 12H, Minneapolis, MN.