Russian POW's engage in outdoor calisthenics at Zittau (Gross Poritsch) under the watchful eye of German officers to the left by the building. They are conducting stretching exercises. Maintaining physical health was important for both military discipline and healthy troops. Note that the POW's are wearing white identification badges on the left breast pockets of their uniforms.
Germany, Zittau, Gross Poritsch, Sports, Exercise, Russian POWs, German Officers, World War 1914-1918