POW Officers' Mess at Bezau

Prisoners enjoyed their meals in the hotel dining room in Bezau (Kreuzstein), which was vastly different from the mes halls that enlisted men used in Austrian captivity. The Orthodox cross on the back table suggests that the officers' mess might have served double duty as a chapel on Sunday mornings.
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Western Michigan University. Libraries
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Austria-Hungary, Austria, Bezau, Camp Order, Dining Hall, Nutrition, Meals, Rations, Religion, Church, World War 1914-1918, Diplomatic History, European History, Military History, and Political History
No Copyright - United States. Physical ownership of materials: "Quelques Vues de Prisonniers de Guerre en Autriche-Hongrie,"ca. 1915, Photo XXI.