Source: Gerard, My Four Years in Germany, 1917, 148.

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 volunteers and embassy staff members work in the ballroom of the U.S. Embassy in Berlin in August 1914. With the outbreak of war, thousands of American tourists sought to return home and the staff soon found itself overwhelmed by the demands of protecting Allied interests in Germany. Source: Gerard, My Four Years in Germany, 1917, 148.