American POW Newspaper at Rastatt

This is the front page of the first edition of "The Barbed Wireless," a newspaper for American POW's at Rastatt, a German propaganda camp for Ukrainian prisoners of war (note that the price of the newspaper is in kopeks, the prison camp's currency). The newspaper focused on humor, as reflected on the two headline stories, and cartoons (the newspaper was mimeographed). The editors included sports scores and camp announcements, featuring YMCA activities.
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Data Provider:
Western Michigan University. Libraries
Subject Topic:
Germany, Rastatt, Newspapers, YMCA, World War 1914-1918, Diplomatic History, European History, Military History, Political History, and United States History
No Copyright - United States. Physical ownership of materials: Armed Services Box 52, Kautz Family YMCA Archives, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.