Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 170, 1915, 86.

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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  • A group of Russian prisoners play a game of cards in their barrack at Heuberg using a stool as their card table. Gambling could become a serious vice in prison camps, especially since many prisoners had a lot of time on their hands and few wholesome diversions. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, Photo 170, 1915, 86.