Source: Review of Reviews, 51 (June 1915): 671.

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 of war turn over the soil in a field in Spring 1915 in preparation for the planting of potatoes. The Germans began to recognize that idle prisoners in camps were a drain on their war economy and these labor detachments, especially in agricultural production, would become very common across Germany by the end of the war. Source: Review of Reviews, 51 (June 1915): 671.