French prisoners at Friedrichsfeld sit on benches, enjoying the sun in their garden in front of their barrack. The garden features flowers and squash in a star-shaped design. This type of gardening was very popular in prison camps and helped prisoners pass their idle time. Vegetables helped vary prison fare and would help stem hunger later in the war.
Germany, Friedrichsfeld, Entertainment, Gardening, Nutrition, Meals, Camp Order, Quarters, French POWs