With only the perimeter fence constructed, Allied prisoners of war suffer through the night of a rain storm in September 1914. While German sentries march their rounds, prisoners seek whatever shelter they can find in the prison compound. The Germans were unprepared for the capture of large numbers of Allied prisoners or for the long duration of the conflict, as demonstrated by this sketch of Sennelager. The POWs would soon be at work constructing their new barracks.
Germany, Senne, Camp Order, Quarters, British POWs, German Guards