Source: Association Men, 43 (February 1918): 445.

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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  • These three American prisoners were among the first incarcerated by the Germans after the United States declared war on Germany in April 1917. One of the Americans is barefoot and their clothing is in bad shape. They may have been U-boat victims which would explain their desperate situation. Their lives would improve with the arrival of their American Red Cross parcels. Source: Association Men, 43 (February 1918): 445.