Source: For the Millions of Men Now Under Arms, 1:8 (16 July 1916): 24A.

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 German labor detachment is hard at work cutting and stacking wood somewhere in France. Like the Germans, the Allies utilized POW labor to bolster their war economies to replace workers mobilized for the army. The YMCA sought to improve the lot of prisoners on work details by sending them Red Triangle circulating libraries and recreation chests. Source: For the Millions of Men Now Under Arms, 1:8 (16 July 1916): 24A.