Drawing of German soldiers placing prisoner of war clothing into a mobile disinfection machine. By cleaning uniforms, the Germans sought to kill vermin which would spread diseases inside prison camps. Due to the large number of Allied prisoners captured early in the war, prison camps had to use mobile disinfection machines employed by the German Army for their own troops. Once a camp was established, the installation of permanent disinfection chambers was a high priority.
Germany, Hygiene, Delousing Process, Disinfection Machine, World War 1914-1918