Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, 1915, Photo 58, 48.

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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  • German officers give the non-commissioned officers the password for the day for distribution to the sentries at the prison camp at Guben. Security was a major priority at prison camps and guards would shoot if a challenge was not met with the correct countersign. Source: Backhaus, Die Kriegsgefangenen in Deutschland, 1915, Photo 58, 48.