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Anonymous

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Creation Date

1915

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A large assembly of Russian prisoners from the four corners of the Tsarist Empire pose outdoors for a photograph in the compound at Sprottau near the perimeter fence. German victories in the Battle of Tannenberg and the offensive in Russian Poland resulted in a large influx of Russian POW's into Sprottau. Many of these men would remain behind barbed-wire for years after the end of the war as a result of the Russian Civil War.

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Germany, Sprottau, Camp Order, Russian POWs

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