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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1917

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This drawing shows French and French Arab prisoners of war standing in the rain in the prison compound at Langensalza. They are wearing blankets while they wait for their uniforms to be disinfected. Most are wearing wooden shoes due to the lack fof leather in Germany during the war. After several epidemics, the Germans took strict measures to prevent the transmission of disease, especially if there was any suspicion of a potential outbreak.

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Germany, Langensalza, Camp Order, Quarters, Hygiene, Delousing Process, Disinfection, Sanitation, French POWs, French Arab POWs

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