This is probably a non-commissioned officers' room in Stargard, given the single beds and the variety of furnishings. The occupants enjoy a game of chess, read a newspaper, and leaf through a book. These POW's enjoy a comfortable existence in camp as evidenced by the chairs, benches, tables, ample supply of books on the shelf, cigars, spoon rack, and shelves full of bowls, dinner pails, and ladle. These prisoners also enjoy electric lights in their room. NCO's were responsible for running prison camps for enlisted men and received privileges not extended to most troops.
Germany, Stargard, Camp Order, Quarters, French POWs, Games, Reading, World War 1914-1918