The canteen at Mainz was well-stocked as evidenced by this photograph. Allied officers enjoyed a wide variety of games, athletic equipment, hobby tools, reading material, cigars, furniture, luggage, architectural tools, food, and drinks, as shown in this display. By the end of the war, the availability of food, drinks, and tobacco were seriously reduced. POW officers had the financial resources to take advantage of these stores to improve their lives within the citadel.
Germany, Mainz, Nutrition, Canteen, Sports, Food Sales, French POWs, World War 1914-1918