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This poster aptly demonstrated the sea of humanity that became barbed-wire victims during World War I and the role of the American YMCA played in alleviating their hardships. The photos along the border show prisoners from around the world while the quotes in the center point out the assistance the Association was providing in terms of extending hope, food, and comforts. The motto for the War Prisoners' Aid service was "In Prison and Ye Visited Me," inspired by the words of Christ. These captives also helped Red Triangle secretaries establish a relationship with men from the four corners of the globe; this missionary effort could have paid off huge dividends after the war as these men returned home imbued with the Association spirit and mission.


Gerrmany, YMCA, War Prisoners' Aid, Publicity, World War 1914-1918