Source: Keeling, Adventures in Russia and Turkey, 1924, 42.

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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  • View of the Cilician Gates looking north, showing the stream and road bed for the Berlin to Baghdad Railway. Allied prisoners provided the labor force for the construction of this railway line through this Taurus Mountains pass. Although Allied prisoners were slow workers and resorted to sabotage whenever possible, the Turks still preferred POW labor for their railroad construction projects rather than employing local workers. Source: Keeling, Adventures in Russia and Turkey, 1924, 42.