Prisoners of war line up at the counter of the camp canteen to purchase a wide variety of options. By working inside or outside of the camp, prisoners earned camp script (Lagergeld) which they could use to make purchases at the canteen. This photograph was taken early in the war as the shelves behind the counter are well stocked with a wide range of goods and food. Note that some of the workers providing service at the counter are Russian POW's and that several of the waiting prisoners are wearing wooden shoes.
Germany, Nutrition, Canteen, French POWs, Russian POWs, World War 1914-1918