Food parcels from welfare organizations or relatives were a critical component of life in a prison camp during World War I. While Allied prisoners received the same rations as German troops, the quality was probably not as favorable. Prisoners survived on these rations, but certainly did not thrive. Several wagon loads of parcels have just arrived at Muenster from the railroad station and prisoners are preparing to unload the wagons for inspection and distribution. Note that the wagons are designed to be pulled by the POW's and not horses. In the background, a large group of war prisoners await the German inspection and release of these parcels.
Germany, Muenster, Nutrition, Post, Parcels, Transportation, French POWs, Russian POWs, German Guards, World War 1914-1918